I sat down to write about the fiasco which occurred a handful of years ago between Oprah Winfrey and Jonathan Franzen, a fiasco in which the author wasn't as over the moon as Oprah would have liked about her endorsement of his book, and was dis-invited from appearing on her show. (To be fair, the particularly cringe-worthy comment often cited against him is commonly not recited in full. He wasn't wild with excitement over her endorsement, but he did complement her very well in the continuation of his remark. I'm just saying.)
I thought to write that because with Oprah taping her season premier on the front doorstep of my workplace on Tuesday of this approaching week, and with literature almost constantly on my mind while at said workplace, well, you can follow the train of thought.
But, while sifting through old articles to try to find an interesting new angle on the story, I found instead, an article from SmartPlanet about the marketability, and subsequent e-reader cost reduction, of book clubs going digital, particularly mega-booksclubs, like Oprah's.
"How Oprah could make e-book readers a mass market" on SmartPlanet. Thoughts, readers dear?