From The Reluctant Blogger:
Yesterday the Chicago Sun-Times, infamous these last few weeks for sacking its entire photography department, did the same to my old stamping ground, the Sunday Show section and its book pages. On July 14 the entertainment stories will be folded into the paper’s gaudy Splash! celeb-and-style section, and regular coverage of the literary world will end.
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As a working author, however, I don’t feel so fortunate at the loss of the Sun-Times book section. Getting a new book reviewed by competent critics anywhere is nigh unto impossible now. Crowdsourcing outlets such as Goodreads.com are all very well, but their mini-notices often are idiosyncratic and uninformed.
Link to the rest at The Reluctant Blogger and thanks to Abel for the tip.