My Current Queue of “Business” Books

Since about day two at my first job working in a “company”, I have had that itch to start something of my own. At the moment, [Kivus & Camera]( is mostly satisfying that need. Still, I do like to read about “business” related topics now and again. Here is my current reading queue:

* [Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration]( by Ed Catmull (*i.e.*, the Pixar Book);[^f1123].

* [Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
]( by Brigid Schulte;

* [Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy]( by Bruce C. Greenwald; and

* [The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers]( by Ben Horowitz

[^f1123]: Affiliate Link (as are all book links in this post.)


HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Will Spoil the Novels’ Ending, Showrunners Admit


Disney Entertainment

20 New “Star Wars” Books Will Pave the Way to ‘’The Force Awakens”

A Star Wars book written by Greg Rucka? Please. Take my money.


Veronica Mars Movie To Get Two Sequel Novels

> According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first book will arrive around the same time as the movie, next spring. The second will follow. I guess a third isn’t out of the question, but will depend on the success of the first two instalments.

I will definitely be reading these.


Ian Fleming’s James Bond Books for Kindle are $1.99 Each for the Next Week

The [steps to redeem]( are a little complicated[^fn1], but you end up saving $6 per book on Ian Fleming’s Bond titles. Not too shabby.[^fn2]

[^fn1]: Including the whole “you will not see the reduced priced until your purchase has been completed” warning

[^fn2]: I do not think the link I posted is any kind of affiliate link, but I can never be sure.


A Conversation between Warren Ellis and Ian Rankin

If you have any interest in writing, you’re going to want to read this.


New Tolkien Arthurian Fiction

As John Miller said “best news you’ll hear all day.”

(via [National Review’s The Corner](


Amazon Already Starting to Lower Book Prices

I am not going to miss the “agency model” one bit.


Publisher Tries to Work Against DRM-free Books

> Science fiction author Cory Doctorow reports on a leaked letter sent to some authors, saying that book publisher Hachette UK has “acquired exclusive publication rights in our territories from you in good faith,” but warns that in other territories, Tor’s no-DRM policy “will make it difficult for the rights granted to us to be properly protected.” Hachette suggests to the authors in question that they should force Tor to re-introduce DRM on those particular titles.

Book Publishers are one of those middlemen that I am not going to miss when the changing landscape forces them out of the distribution chain.