Thursday, April 16, 2009
Stuff I learned today from Twitter
E-books save trees. (No kidding?) And also save lots and lots of energy in other ways.
The tree-book industry wants to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent over the next 10 years, by 80 per cent by 2050.
Late Nobel Prizewinner Heinrich Boell's papers have been discovered in a pile of rubble at a collapsed building in Cologne.
Bookshelves can be made out of naked humans.
Not everything in Iceland has collapsed. The thriller novelist Yrsa Sigurdardottir is getting stellar reviews in the UK.
Best crack of the day: "I believe we should all pay our tax bill with a smile. I tried but they wanted cash." (Anonymous, quoted by "noveltweets")
At the moment, as an author and a beginner twit, I'm interested in mining mainly literary and publishing news (hard to come by in our newspapers anymore) and what other writer-twits are thinking. In its own haphazard way, Twitter can be enlightening.
Some of these writers seem to be thinking the same thing I'm thinking: Is it worth writing a book if there isn't going to be a publishing industry?