Watch this: a video tour of Oxford University Press USA's distribution center

Personally, I never get tired of watching videos about how giant warehouses operate. Ever since my first in-person experience visiting Chronicle Books' warehouse (prior to their relationship with Hachette) up in Reno, NV many years ago, I've been enchanted by the size & scale of how publishing companies deal with both big and small orders.

This video from one of my client publishers – Oxford University Press – will show you the tall racks with multiple levels of pallets, as well as the smaller shelves with individual piles of books. 4.5 million books in stock at any given time! That is a lot of books.

And they mounted a camera on a box on the conveyor belt! Awesome!

Thanks for the tour, OUP!

Ohio Players Frontman Leroy 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Dead at 69

We were just listening to the Ohio Players version of "Love Rollercoaster" over the weekend. Weird.

From the RS obit:

Bonner co-founded the Ohio Players in 1964 with former members of The Ohio Untouchables, and the group scored big hits in the Seventies with "Funky Worm," "Who'd She Coo?" and most notably "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster."