Gigi Rosenberg provides crowdfunding tips for writers looking to raise money for research trips, workshops, and publication.
With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Denise Duhamel’s Blowout and Phillip Lopate’s Portrait Inside My Head, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Prairie Lights Books, a new publishing collaborative between the Iowa City-based Prairie Lights bookstore and the University of Iowa Press.
Poets Brenda Hillman and Robert Haas are risking arrest today in protest of the Keystone XL extension pipeline; Kera Bolonik reports that a letter written by T. S. Eliot in 1957 has been discovered; Kate Bolick looks at the life and work of Edna St. Vincent Millay; and other news.
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.
GalleyCat rounds up several pitch letters that succeeded in landing a literary agent; the New York Times reports small bookstores appear to be thriving; the Wall Street Journal picks its favorite novels of 2012, including Shani Boianjiu's The People of Forever Are Not Afraid; and other news.
Dissident poet Li Bifeng was sentenced to twelve years in prison in China; News Corp, which owns HarperCollins, is in early discussions with CBS about acquiring Simon & Schuster; Brain Pickings features the routines of several successful writers, including Joan Didion, Haruki Murakami, and Ray Bradbury; and other news.
WORD has two bookstores, one in Brooklyn and one in Jersey City. Established in 2007, the Brooklyn location is a 1,000 square-foot independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint that hosts everything from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). Store hours are 10:00AM to 9:00PM every day.
To coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, the Los Angeles Review of Books launches a new series of poets on sports; author Abby Mims explores writerly envy, a look at how bricks-and-mortar stores are tied to e-book sales, and more.
Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more