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

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.

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Farrar Straus and Giroux’s Work In Progress Website
http://www.fsgworkinprogress.com/

3-D Surcharges Boost Hollywood’s Summer Box Office
http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/04/entertainment/la-et-0904-summer-box-office-20100904

Barnes & Noble Flagship Store Closing In January
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/31/nyregion/31barnes.html

Another Bad Quarter For Borders
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/financial-reporting/article/44343-another-weak-quarter-from-borders-expands-non-book-offerings-.html

Couples Split Over E-Books vs. Print Books!
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/02/technology/02couples.html

“Dancing With The Stars” Cast Revealed
http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/08/official-dancing-with-the-stars-cast-bristol-palin.html

Kara DioGuardi Off “American Idol”
http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/09/kara-dioguardi-off-american-idol.html

Apple To Offer ABC & Fox Shows For 99 Cents
http://www.deadline.com/2010/09/apple-to-offer-abc-other-nets-studios-oppose-the-plan/

Conan O’Brien Unveils The Name of His TBS Series
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/conan-obrien-unveils-the-name-of-his-tbs-series/

“Tonight Show” Has Lowest Ratings Summer Ever
http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com/2010/09/leno-ratings-tonight-show-lowest-summer-ever.html

Michael Douglas Discusses His Throat Cancer With David Letterman
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/michael-douglas-discusses-his-throat-cancer-with-david-letterman/

Fantasia Enters Billboard 200 At #2
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/idolchatter/post/2010/09/fantasia-enters-billboard-200-at-no-2/1

Radiohead Releases Fan Made Concert Film
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Radiohead+releases+made+concert+film/3477452/story.html

Billy Joel Gives Glee A Hall Pass For His Music
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/09/billy-joels-music-to-be-featured-in-glee.html

Tom Cruise vs. James McAvoy For “At The Mountains Of Madness”
http://www.collider.com/2010/09/02/james-mcavoy-tom-cruise-at-the-mountains-of-madness-guillermo-del-toro/

Kristen Bell Still Wants To Play Veronica Mars
http://screencrave.com/2010-09-03/kristen-bell-still-wants-more-veronica-mars

Dwayne Johnson Replacing Brendan Fraser In “Journey To The Center Of The Earth 2”
http://theplaylist.blogspot.com/2010/09/dwayne-johnson-replacing-brendan-fraser.html

Brendan Fraser To Make Broadway Debut In Elling
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/brendan-fraser-to-make-broadway-debut-in-elling/

Tony Awards Eligibility Calendar Has Broadway Worried
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/01/tony-awards-eligibility-calendar-has-broadway-worried/

Paste Magazine Suspends Print Publication
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/09/paste-magazine-ceases-publication.html

Paste Magazine: Inside The Death Of A Music Indie
http://www.salon.com/life/feature/2010/09/03/death_of_paste_magazine