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Sample art from Bookworm, a collection of photos and collages of books destroyed by nature.
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press
players. This issue features Coffee House Press, Alice James Books, City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, Graywolf Press, and Salt Publishing.
On Demand Books, a New York City–based company founded in 2003, has installed the first beta versions of the Espresso Book Machine, a freestanding device that receives orders through a computer for particular titles and publishes the books within minutes.
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Ohio Review, New Ohio Review, the Atlanta Review, and HoboEye.
An author makes what many would consider the ultimate professional sacrifice in the name of writing and rediscovers how to spend his time offline.
Best-selling novelist Jonathan Lethem has stepped into the copyright spotlight with an unusual proposal that he hopes will make the industry think differently about copyright protection and how it's used.
For eight years readers have anticipated Nathan Englander’s follow-up to his wildly successful debut story collection. With the publication of The Ministry of Special Cases, the wait is over.
Balancing parenting with a career is a challenge for any professional, but for writers, it can require a fresh outlook on life.
Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Chemistry and Other Stories by Ron Rash and Music for Landing Planes By by Éireann Lorsung.
This Page One features excerpts from Neck Deep and Other Predicaments by Ander Monson and The Unbinding by Walter Kirn.
Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Document, Doubletake: Points of Entry, Interim, and Poetry Salzburg Review.
In ten years, Tom Bissell went from being a directionless dropout to the acclaimed author of four books.
Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Steerforth Press, Zoland Books, Zoland Poetry, MacAdam/Cage, and Counterpath Press.
Ed Ochester, editor of the Pitt Poetry Series for nearly three decades, talks about the changes in poetry and publishing he's seen over the years.
A childhood bike trip leads Whitman impersonator Darrel Blaine Ford to a lifelong dedication to the legendary poet.
In his new novel, Jamestown, small press superstar Matthew Sharpe turns to history—sort of.
This year’s annual Story Prize ceremony, held on Wednesday, February 28, at the New School’s Tishman auditorium in New York City, marked the award’s third year and an evening that is fast becoming an established literary event.
Taking their cue from the film industry, in which a well-produced trailer is infinitely more valuable than a print advertisement or press release, commercial publishers such as HarperCollins and Houghton Mifflin are taking advantage of new technology to offer promotional videos on their Web sites to augment their traditional publicity campaigns.
An interview with poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti about the Beat generation, City Lights Bookstore, and Ezra Pound.
Controversy surrounds Tupelo Press and its 2006 Dorset Prize after allegations of unfairness emerge from contest participants.
Last Thursday evening in Manhattan a hundred or so literary writers and readers gathered inside Cooper Union’s Great Hall, a magnificent venue that has been host to such historical events as Abraham Lincoln's rousing Cooper Union Address, in which he urged the nation to abolish slavery, in 1860. People rushed in from the cold, scanning the auditorium for empty seats. Heavy winter coats took on lives of their own, refusing to stay within the confines of the narrow wooden chairs. Our collective body heat seemed to rise in direct proportion to the noise.
Michael Stephen Fuchs doesn't seem particularly naive or susceptible to exploitation. The fast-talking writer has a successful day job as an Internet consultant, peppers his conversation with literary aphorisms, and, like many debut authors, can talk with an eloquence borne from personal experience about the iniquities of the publishing business. But according to some in the book trade, Fuchs has been suckered.