Critical Linking: November 9, 2013

“If Amazon thinks indie bookstores will become agents for the Kindle, they are sorely mistaken,” says Suzanna Hermans, co-owner of Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, N.Y., and president of the New England Independent Booksellers Association. “There is no way I will promote Amazon products in my stores after the havoc they have wreaked on our industry as a whole. Sorry, Jeff. I’m not buying it.” 

Indie booksellers have spoken.


Lionsgate executives mentioned in a conference call this week that they may be getting into the theme-park business, with The Hunger Games franchise.

A Hunger Games theme park sounds…dangerous.


Marvel comics is giving an old character a new makeover. The tall, busty, blonde Ms. Marvel is coming back as a 16-year-old Muslim teenager named Kamala Khan living in New Jersey.





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