Sunday, January 30, 2005

New Literary Awards Program To Be Televised

I don't know how I feel about this. Do you think it'll get more people reading?

"Roll out the red carpet: The publishing industry is trying to apply some glitter to its image with a new televised book-awards program that is a cross between the Oscars and the People's Choice Awards.

"A new philanthropy called the Quills Literacy Foundation announced last week the formation of the Quill Awards, a slate of 19 annual book prizes, most of which will be voted on by the public."

Is that really the problem with books these days? That they're not TV? Ughhhh.