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  • Archive for February 4th, 2008

    NPR: Twelve, Betting on a Dozen Books (now with transcript)

    Monday, February 4th, 2008

    NPR has an 8-minute piece on Twelve’s first year in publishing, focusing on Jonathan Karp’s serial monogamy for twelve books a year. Little tidbits. Out of every every 10 hardcover√ā¬†books, 7 fail financially, 2 break even, one becomes a hit. It’s a hit driven business. It’s like corporate legalized gambling. Anyway, Twelve has a different […]

    Is Super Bowl Sunday a National Patriotic Holiday

    Monday, February 4th, 2008

    The Giants win. New York City rejoices. I watched the game at the home of my friend Eric (who is throwing my book party). The crowd was heavily mostly Asian/Chinese-Americanish, but the food was totally Super Bowl American –chili, wings, beer, nachoes, dip. When our parents get together, they don’t eat like this. In December […]