Thinly Veiled Press

Motoko¬† Rich has an article in today’s NY Times about cutbacks in the world of book publishing. See if you can find the very discrete piece of holleration within:

Book sales have deteriorated since the beginning of October, falling about 7 percent compared with the same period the previous year, according to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks about 70 percent of sales. That SLIDE (italics and capital letters mine, Kyle’s, not Motoko’s; Motoko nonchalantly drops this word into the article with nonchalance, as if perhaps sliding itself weren’t the entire focal point of the article, very slick, indicating perhaps that THE SLIDE is the one 2009 release Motoko thinks could potentially turn this entire mess around?) is driving much of the immediate cutbacks, but the publishing industry is also being convulsed by longer-term trends, including a shift toward digital reading and competition from an array of entertainment options like video games and online social networking.

Thank you, Motoko.

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