Reviewer David Kipen complains about hostile e-mailed criticism he's received for his "mixed" review of the latest Harry Potter novel. He does welcome non-threatening e-mails, though, implying in the article that he's somewhat attention-starved. So while Dave can say whatever he wants, he chafes at being criticized and prefers favorable e-mails only. Got that?
Sarah Weinman states she was only being deliberately provocative when referring to publication in paperback original as a ghetto, and now would simply like to know if PBOs are a marketing strategy change or a backward step for writers published in hardcover. See, Monica? We're not Eastern European orphans of the Publishing Ghetto after all. We're a marketing strategy, or maybe we're backward. Stayed tuned to find out!