Wednesday, June 13, 2007

First the New York Times, Now the Chron. What's Next?

There’s a lot of book news in the Bay Area and most of it goes unreported in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The paper has taken a small step towards correcting that with book editor Oscar Villalon’s announcement that he will now regularly post literary items on the paper’s Culture Blog.

He had two today: one on McSweeney’s recent financial woes and its sale of original drawings on Ebay, and an announcement of books by local authors coming out in paperback.

These posts are welcomed, and part of a trend. The New York Times just launched a book blog, which is already being criticized.

No comments: