Friday’s Links: Ancient Books, Future Fears and Talking Cats.

MacMillan CEO John Sargent opens up about ongoing talks with Amazon.

The US Department of Justice voiced its objections to Google Books, citing that plans for a vast digital library could lead to a monopoly.

Hachette Book Group signed on to provide books for Apple’s iPad.

While digital devices like e-readers continue to gain popularity for storing and disseminating information, some scientists wonder what might happen in the event of a “digital doomsday.”

Author Susan Morgan’s death ruled a suicide. Readers may know her better by her pen names: Zoe Barnes and Sue Dyson.

Author Cat Valente offers several reasons why writers shouldn’t be so eager to see the end of traditional publishing.

A cellphone novelist has managed to sell her book to St. Martin’s Press.

The Guardian asks if it is vanity to self-publish.

Yen at the Book Publicity Blog weighs the pros and cons of Facebook profile pages vs. fan pages.

Take a look at The Dresden Codex: the oldest book in the Americas.

n653213921_1671825_1056996Matt Staggs is a literary publicist and the proprietor of Deep Eight LLC, a boutique publicity agency utilizing the best publicity practices from the worlds of traditional media and evolving social technologies. He has worked in the fields of public relations and journalism for almost a decade. In addition to his work as a publicist, Matt is a book reviewer and writer whose work appears in both print and web publications.

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