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    The Hunger Games + Beanie Babies

    by Sabrina Ricci Musings

    Epic video of the Hunger Games portrayed by beanie babies. This is almost as good as the movie and book–but I might be biased because I used to own all of the beanie babies in the video. Find out more about the group who made the video on their Facebook page.

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    The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

    by Sabrina Ricci Videos

    Amazing short film inspired by a book and nominated for an Oscar award. Watch the whole film and download the app!

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    Ann Patchett on The Colbert Report

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing
    Ann Patchett on Colbert Report

    This is probably one of my favorite interviews on The Colbert Report. Author and bookstore owner (Parnassus Books) Ann Patchett holds her own against Stephen Colbert and in the fight between independent bookstores and Amazon, wins him over to the side of the indies.

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    The Joy of Books

    by Sabrina Ricci Videos

    Amazing video! Here’s what the creators said about it: After organizing our bookshelf almost a year ago (http://youtu.be/zhRT-PM7vpA), my wife and I (Sean Ohlenkamp) decided to take it to the next level. We spent many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto (883 Queen Street West, (416) 366-8973). Everything you […]

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    Making Money with Mobile

    by Sabrina Ricci Musings

    Between the iPhone, the iPad, and the Android platform, mobile and tablets are on their way to becoming hugely profitable. But it’s not just the apps that are making them popular. Mobile web is still an important component of mobile as a whole, and McDonald’s certainly knows that. Advertising and monetizing mobile is still being […]

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    The Future of Publishing…We’re In It

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Three interesting articles about the publishing industry caught my eye today. But first, I’ve found that reading and thinking critically about articles goes more smoothly with music, so I invite you to play the video below and enjoy the sweet sounds of “Stereo Love” while reading the rest of my post. (And yes, I may […]

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    So You Want to Write a Novel

    by Sabrina Ricci Musings

    After taking a ton of creative writing classes and working in the publishing industry a little bit, I can say that this video is hilarious and touches upon all the issues/ideas new writers may have. I remember once I saw Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex, speak, and he addressed the condension […]

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    New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia

    by Sabrina Ricci Videos

    The first fireworks show at Darling Harbor…more details coming soon. Happy New Year!

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    Will California’s Prop 8 Finally Be Overturned?

    by Sabrina Ricci Musings

    Arguments for Proposition 8 began at the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today at 10 a.m., PST. The ruling will come later, but in the meantime, you can watch live coverage at SF Appeal and read live updates at California Beat.

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    12/06/10: This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    It has finally happened! Google launched the Google eBookstore on Monday. The bookstore is an extension of Google’s book project, “an effort that began in 2004 to scan all 130 million books in the world, by Google’s estimate.” Because it is cloud-based, it is an “open-ecosystem,” which means consumers can buy their books once through the […]

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    Douglas Adams: Parrots, the Universe and Everything

    by Sabrina Ricci Musings

    Don’t panic. It’s just a video. I love everything Douglas Adams, so I was thrilled when my friend sent me the link to TED of Adams giving a talk at UC Santa Barbara (my alma mater!) And then, as I do with everything I’m interested in, I did some research. I knew that Adams had died […]

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    Book Launch 2.0

    by Sabrina Ricci Future

    Here’s a good example of how some (usually older) authors are reacting to the changes in the writing world, mostly to how they’re now expected to market themselves. It’s a pretty entertaining video.

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    This Week in Publishing

    by Sabrina Ricci Publishing

    Here’s what’s going on in the publishing industry this week: It’s JFK month. Makes sense, since this year marks the 50th anniversary of his election. On Monday The Perseus Books Group, along with NBC News, released a new iPad app, JFK: 50 Days. The app complements the new book, “JFK Day by Day,” and it features […]

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