Saturday, May 26, 2007

Update on the Saturday Chicago Tribune Book Section

This is the second week of "Books" in the Saturday edition of the Chicago Tribune. Already the number of pages has fallen from sixteen back to twelve. It still looks really nice because there is essentially no advertising. Several of the reviews get a full page and photographs. There is a good regional flavor to the issue.

There are two more things that I notice about this week's issue.

  • Almost all of the reviews are for books whose authors will be at the Printer's Row Book Fair, which the Tribune sponsors, June 9 and 10.
  • The first four big nonfiction book reviews are negative. The reviewers are ultimately disappointed or unsatisfied.
So, I wonder if the authors at the book fair will be defending their books.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you please email me a list of Chicago Tribune Book Reviewers please. I do not have access to a paper but it is imperative that I discover the names and contact info if possible of any and all Book Reviewers for the Chicago Tribune. Email I will owe you one....Thanks