Missed this one from the always excellent Leon Neyfakh yesterday, but it's about Twitter as the new Oprah in the book world. Also makes mention of DailyLit.com, an important service.
"A lot of people feel like it's scary times out there—newspapers are closing, book publishing is having so many problems—but I think there's a contingent of us who feel excited," she said. "We used to be dependent on the newspapers and Oprah, and we were always on the begging end of it. Always." Now, she said, "you can feed it out in all directions ... and the media comes calling. The power is definitely shifting."
Come to think of it, the last two books I picked up, I first got a hankering for at Twitter.