Courtesy of my friend Deck the Cyber Curmudgeon, today I found out:
The Associated Press is ending the book review package provided to newspapers, Editor and Publisher reports.
A spokesperson says the “AP is revamping its Lifestyles coverage to focus more resources on topics like food and parenting, and as a result we are discontinuing the book-review package that had moved through that department.”
She adds that book coverage will continue through the Arts and Entertainment Department, though the emphasis appears to be on news and features.
Great, just great. More crap, more pap, less culture. Tastes bad AND less filling! Just what I needed to help me keep that New Year’s resolution that I never made! Thanks, diet and lifestyle writers!