No not some espionage novel, but Mike Shatzkin who has written here once or twice has joined the blogging community. His blog address is: http://www.idealog.com/blog/ and we will all be look forward to reading his views on the industry. (And it was nice of him to give me a call out).
Here are two of his past posts at Personanondata:
Borders Stickers Books, Why? (Perhaps a coincidence but this got a comment today).
Amazon and Book Pricing.