Showbiz Sandbox 70: Digital or Bust – The Future of Reading

September 6, 2010


It seems a new electronic reading device is released every week. It’s no wonder the sale of e-books has begun to outpace traditional print copies. Ryan Chapman, the online marketing manager for publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux, talks about how the industry is dealing with the new technology and in certain instances, using it to their advantage.

Print editions are no longer a problem for Josh Jackson, the editor-in-chief of Paste Magazine. He discusses the recent decision to suspend print publication of the indie pop culture magazine.

In the television world, everyone seems shocked that the latest cast of “Dancing With The Stars” included the likes of Bristol Palin, the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. They must be putting quotation marks around the word “star” in her case. Maybe her participation will cause politicos to rent a few episodes on their new Apple TV.

During our Big Deal or Big Whoop segment we discuss the weeks top entertainment news including the name for Conan O’Brien’s new late night talk show, A Billy Joel version of “Glee” and having to choose between James McAvoy and Tom Cruise.


Farrar Straus and Giroux’s Work In Progress Website

3-D Surcharges Boost Hollywood’s Summer Box Office

Barnes & Noble Flagship Store Closing In January

Another Bad Quarter For Borders

Couples Split Over E-Books vs. Print Books!

“Dancing With The Stars” Cast Revealed

Kara DioGuardi Off “American Idol”

Apple To Offer ABC & Fox Shows For 99 Cents

Conan O’Brien Unveils The Name of His TBS Series

“Tonight Show” Has Lowest Ratings Summer Ever

Michael Douglas Discusses His Throat Cancer With David Letterman

Fantasia Enters Billboard 200 At #2

Radiohead Releases Fan Made Concert Film

Billy Joel Gives Glee A Hall Pass For His Music

Tom Cruise vs. James McAvoy For “At The Mountains Of Madness”

Kristen Bell Still Wants To Play Veronica Mars

Dwayne Johnson Replacing Brendan Fraser In “Journey To The Center Of The Earth 2”

Brendan Fraser To Make Broadway Debut In Elling

Tony Awards Eligibility Calendar Has Broadway Worried

Paste Magazine Suspends Print Publication

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