The Gersh Agency and Diversion Books have launched an imprint to publish titles by Gersh's clients; John Dvorak examines the actual cost of e-books; A. N. Devers looks at autographed first-edition book clubs; and other news.
Don Share has been named editor of Poetry; Hector Tobar reports new details have arisen concerning the 1975 assassination of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton; Macmillan CEO John Sargent's candid thoughts about the DOJ lawsuit; and other news.
Pearson has terminated nineteen employees; actor Jeremy Irons revealed his love for T. S. Eliot; the New Yorker surveyed novelists Margaret Atwood, Donald Antrim, Rivka Galchen, and others, asking them to discuss character likeability; and other news.
E-book sales almost doubled in 2012; Ruth Graham investigates the roots of the ubiquitous wedding poem; Benjamin Lytal looks at the close relationship between the novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Willa Cather, and other news.
Bret Easton Ellis answered questions about his disparaging remarks about David Foster Wallace; Bill Morris revisits the life, work, and childhood home of Henry Miller; Michael Saler examines the philosopical origins of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; and other news.
Michael Bourne suggests it's time to dispense with the typical book review; the New York Times sits down with William Zinsser, author of the classic On Writing Well; January Gill O’Neil explains why we need poetry more than ever before; and other news.
Thessaly La Force remembers prize-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who died yesterday at her home in New York City, at age eighty-five; Aryn Kyle reveals how she spent the advance on her bestselling first novel; Architectural Digest takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the sets designed for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby; and other news.
Amazon Publishing announced it intends to dramatically speed up royalty payments to its authors; Tampa Bay Times revisits the last interview with Jack Kerouac; the Rose Reading Room inside the New York Public Library’s main branch may attain landmark protection; and other news.
The Christian Science Monitor reports independent bookstores are increasing sales; Author Patrick Wensink candidly reveals how much money he made after breaking into the Amazon top ten; Susan Orlean shares her memories of working for the Boston Phoenix; 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.