The eulogies poured in this week for Steve Jobs, whose vision of the computer as a media tool forever changed the way we look at creativity. Andrew Albanese, Features Editor at Publishers Weekly, considers the Apple co-founder’s legacy as well as looks to other media visionaries for insights, and reviews all the latest publishing industry news with CCC’s Chris Kenneally. “Jobs left a remarkable legacy, not the least of which is his company motto, he’s challenged us all to think different.”
Rose Fox, PW reviews editor who blogs at PW’s Genreville, checks in with highlights from the coming week’s reviews pages. She has books to consider that appeal to body and soul, from Catherine Arnold’s The Sexual History of London, “a substantial, engaging, and titillating look at two thousand years of Roman and English lust and vice,” to Beyond Religion, in which His Holiness the Dalai Lama continues to make his case for the development of a universal, secular ethics rooted in compassion.
Every Friday, CCC’s “Beyond the Book” speaks with the editors and reporters of “Publishers Weekly” for an early look at the news that publishers, editors, authors, agents and librarians will be talking about when they return to work on Monday.