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Jason Schwartzman Shows Us How to Use The New Yorker iPad App

John Biggs at TechCrunch analyzes why the New Yorker app is far superior to the magazine, and why this is officially the death of print:

The iPad version includes everything that currently exists in the print title… except in a much cleaner form. Each issue costs $4.99 and e-only subscriptions cost $59 a year. iPad and print subscriptions cost $69.

There are no graphical tricks, not too many multimedia events, and when there are, they’re great (one poetry reading by Sherman Alexie in the latest issue was amazing). And even the ads are unobtrusive and, dare I say it, beautiful in full living color… This is a full rethinking of the title and changes entirely how we consume long-form writing.

But nothing will convince you of how cool the New Yorker app is quite like having it sold to you by Jason Schwartzman, hipster rockstar:

You’re welcome.

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  • Washington Post Magazine editor takes buyout- FishbowlDC

  • Campbell Brown is back, but no more “No Bias, No Bull”- TVNewser
  • Sherman Alexie versus Amazon- GalleyCat
  • Google: Anyone can profit from orphan books, not just us- BayNewser
  • Organizing your job search- MediaJobsDaily
  • 2009 Indies Choice Book Award Winners

    icba.jpgThe American Booksellers Association, a network of independent booksellers, have announced the winners of the 2009 Indies Choice Book Awards. We think they’ve done good:

  • Best Indie Buzz Book (Fiction): The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (The Dial Press)

  • Best Conversation Starter (Nonfiction): The Wordy Shipmates, by Sarah Vowell (Riverhead)
  • Best Author Discovery: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, by David Wroblewski (Ecco)
  • Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book (Fiction): The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)
  • Best New Picture Book: Bats at the Library, by Brian Lies (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Most Engaging Author: Sherman Alexie
  • If you haven’t read ‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle’ yet, do. Part of the story is told from the point of view of a dog, a tricky endeavor that even in the hands of gifted writers often comes across as sentimental and contrived. But with the character of Almondine, the novel has what may be the most accurate- and compelling- depiction of the canine mind in modern fiction.