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Friday, October 26, 2007

MySpace Enters the Book Trade

Lest you think that print and the virtual world are incompatible, the social networking site MySpace has announced that it will collaborate with HarperCollins on an environmental book to be released on Earth Day, April 22, 2008. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the paperback, to be called MySpace/Our Planet: Change is Possible, will be written by a freelance writer and include environmental tips from MySpace users, who can submit suggestions on the MySpace Web page until November 7. An initial printing of 200,000 is planned.

“We're always talking to potential partners about big ideas and this one with HarperCollins made a lot of sense," Jeff Berman, MySpace’s senior vice president for public affairs, said in the AP article. "We want to be at the forefront of user-generated media, and books are an important part of that."

Fairfax City Regional Library to Move
The Fairfax City Regional Library will close on November 25, 2007 at 6 p.m. for its move to a new location at Old Lee Highway and North Street in the City of Fairfax. The branch’s Virginia Room will close one week earlier at 6 p.m. on November 18. The new library branch will open with a grand celebration on Saturday, January 26, 2008.

2 comments:

Raz Godelnik said...

I am wondering if MySpace and HarperCollins will take one step forward and print the copies on recycled paper, or balance them out. I believe that every book on environmental issues, especially green guides, should walk the talk and shouldn't have adverse environmental impacts.

Raz Godelnik
Eco-Libris
http://www.ecolibris.net

Anonymous said...

I definitely agree.