This first link here is probably old news to all of you by now, but man Google+ has launched with a bang. Is this really publishing news? I think everything Google does has implications for the future our industry and many others, so decide for yourself.
Anyway, I am seeing Google's answer to Facebook all over the web right now even though it's purportedly only usable at the moment by invitation. I got on pretty quickly, and it's another interesting social media site. Not as visually appealing as Facebook so far, but all the tech heads seem to love it. PC World has an interesting article about it talking about what Google+ needs in order to win the social media game. Here's a link to Google's introduction of the new service complete with videos and explanations. And here's the Google+ homepage for those who haven't found it yet.
In other Google news, the story is out that the tech company is launching a new e-reader device called Story HD, according to this Publishers Weekly article. Cool name but can it compete with the growing market for these e-readers?
Here is a quick and easy post on how to self-publish your book. If you need eight down and dirty steps on how to make this happen, check out this helpful article.
Well, this didn't take long. Casey Anthony, the biggest legal storm since OJ, has already spun off a book—but it isn't her own, not yet—though I'm sure that's coming. Fox News Contributor Keith Ablow is writing a book about the trial if you're interested. Seriously though, I'm over it.
Now take a minute and watch an entire bookstore fill up with books! : )