Reagan Arthur, the new publisher of Little, Brown, discusses her new role and the health of the company she now leads through these uncertain times in publishing.
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In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, authors share their thoughts, including Susan Orlean, Jill Lepore, and Dan Chiasson; Jeva Lange details her quest for Melville's Moby-Dick at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair; essayist Walter Benjamin's thirteen tips for writers; and other news.
Helen Zell will give fifty million dollars to the writing program at the University of Michigan; Siddhartha Mitter reports from the Congo Literary Festival; the Telegraph ranks the worst sex scenes in contemporary literature; and other news.
Barnes & Noble announced a major expansion of its NOOK Video offerings; the Wall Street Journal reports Disney-owned Hyperion is selling off its backlist to focus on publishing titles that promote its ABC television properties; Zainab Bahrani details the struggle to save the National Library of Iraq from oblivion; and other news.
Charlene Oldham, a freelance writer and professor of journalism and business communications, offers advice to writers about how to use Pinterest to connect with and inspire readers.
Some of the nation's largest book sellers are seeing unprecedented global expansion by using digital platforms to their advantage.
Fast Company predicts tablet computers will overtake the laptop market in 2013; novelist Kristopher Jansma looks at the relationship between Elmore Leonard and the television show based on his writing, FX’s Justified; John McPhee reveals what he's learned about structuring a story; and other news.
Ending a seven-year legal stand-off, Google and the Association of American Publishers have settled their differences over Google's digitization of copyrighted books and journals.
The recently approved settlement in a federal antitrust suit against Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster has become a flash point for debate over the economics of e-books.
Ayana Mathis tells Salon what it was like to receive a career-changing phone call from Oprah Winfrey; critic Dwight Garner tours literary Manhattan; Graywolf Press will publish the first full-length poetry collection by actor James Franco; and other news.