After publishing several books with less-than-thrilling covers, a veteran author shares advice on how and when to meddle with the book-design process—without alienating your publisher.
National Book Award finalists announced; on women writers’ privacy and author photos; Junot Díaz on the role of the humanities; and other news.
What do Ann Patchett, Jeff Kinney, Louise Erdrich, and Judy Blume have in common? Aside from being best-selling authors, they are all also dedicated booksellers, each having opened independent bookstores of their own.
The disappearance of indie bookstores on college campuses; Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and populism; how book clubs help independent bookstores; and other news.
Pulitzer Prize Winner James Alan McPherson dies; debut authors Yaa Gyasi and Hua Hsu in conversation; the evolving role of librarians; and other news.
In the current publishing environment, much of the responsibility for promotion falls on the author. Bookstore co-owner Lynn Rosen offers five steps for authors to take when trying to create successful event partnerships with local bookstores.
Website releases “definitive study” of U.S. author earnings; an interview with Iranian poet and translator Sholeh Wolpé; binge-worthy, serialized fiction; and other news.
Musician creates punk album from William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch; why “translated fiction” is not a genre; Raymond Carver’s brother writes the author a birthday tribute; and other news.
What writers can learn from visual artists’ use of contrast; HarperCollins starts new development program for indie bookstores; the power of poetry to speak out for human rights; and other news.
Creative Capital names new president; celebrating emerging Asian American poets; Milkweed Editions to open indie bookstore; and other news.