Former publicist Marilyn Ducksworth is suing Penguin alleging age discrimination; Evan Hughes examines the murder case that captured the public's imagination and resulted in several books, including Errol Morris's new A Wilderness of Error; Peter Osnos looks at the burgeoning industry of self-publishing; and other news.
Nora Ephron, author of the best-selling novel, Heartburn, and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, passed away yesterday in New York City; a consortium of California library systems is working out an agreement with self-publishing platform Smashwords; Bloomberg reports Google will unveil a tablet device at its developers conference in San Francisco; and other news.
Poet Reagan Upshaw argues for self-publishing as a common sense strategy for connecting with readers.
A new study suggests back-lit tablet devices may be the best choice for readers with macular degeneration; ten rewards and risks to consider before self-publishing; Jason Pontin explores how "authoring tools can suggest novel styles of writing"; and other news.
Amazon Publishing intends to purchase genre publisher Avalon Books, including its back catalog of three thousand titles; filmmaker John Waters hitchhiked across the United States gathering material for a new book; Moneyball author Michael Lewis recounts to Princeton's class of 2012 how he left a high-paying job to write his first book; and other news.
Laura Miller weighs in on the state of literary criticism; BuzzFeed rounded up thirty writing tips from acclaimed authors, including Elmore Leonard, Toni Morrison, and Edgar Allan Poe; the New York Times examines the growing enterprise of self-publishing; and other news.
The Chicago Police Department has begun a voluntary writing workshop for officers; Melissa Febos interviews poet and professional dog trainer Susie DeFord about the pros and cons of self-publishing; ten suggested pairings of local craft beers with independent bookshops; and other news.
In light of Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in literature, the Millions offers a guide to the beloved Canadian author; Bowker announced self-published titles increased 59 percent in 2012; Flavorwire highlights the musings of a teenage F. Scott Fitzgerald; and other news.
A new study indicates that reading literature improves empathy and social skills; the Guardian looks at the life and work of the great Max Perkins; Lisa Alber details her bumpy road to publication; and other news.