Manic Monday

Here are two links for your Monday morning that, depending on your view, either signal the end of civilization or the bringing about of new possibilities.

From the Guardian: Soon, it will no longer be possible to judge a book by its cover.

Covers increasingly exist not as foot-high billboards and paintings on shelves, but as blurred, compressed little icons in lists on websites and devices, inscrutable jumbles of pixels that tell us little about the work. When read on an e-reader, books open to the first page of the text; the traditional cover increasingly seems irrelevant.

From Deadline.com: Sasha Grey has signed a publishing deal.

“For the very first time I can create my own world, my own characters, my own story, and express my own vision with publishers who are just as passionate about the subject matter as I am,” Grey said in a statement. “I’m not interested in trying to reinvent the erotic novel, but I look forward to taking it back to its source as a salacious treatment of sex, particularly female sexuality, as something mysterious and sensual. Me sensual? Go figure!”

Enjoy your week.

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