InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

OJ Simpson Now Outselling Bill Clinton

According to Reuters, next week’s NYT nonfiction bestseller list will see If I Did It at #2 and Giving at #3, a reversal of their positions in this weekend’s upcoming chart. I’m afraid it may be time to reassess the commercial appeal of Osama bin Laden’s love sonnets. Although, technically, wouldn’t bin Laden be more likely to write in ghazals?

Which is I was actually about to try, but I didn’t get much further than the first couplet, which rhymed “list” with a common vulgarity, and frankly I’m not getting paid enough to spend an hour slaving over an eight-line poem. But it’s been a long time since our showtune writing contest… hmmm. OK, not this weekend, and probably not ghazals, but we’ll have ourselves a doggerel competition, soon enough.

Mediabistro Course

Writing Outside the Mainstream

Writing Outside the MainstreamStarting September 18, build your freelance career in African-American, Latino, or LGBT publications! Using a combination of writing exercises and targeted research, you'll learn how to generate salable story ideas, write pitches, build relationships with editors, and position yourself as an authority in your market. Register now!