For Father's Day, Terrance Hayes responds to the work of Robert Hayden; bookstore sales dropped 5 percent in April; Flavorwire looks at the book paintings of Ekaterina Panikanova; and other news.
Shelf Awareness reports Amazon has made Kindle sales pitches to independent bookstores; swimwear maker Orlebar Brown has partnered with the Paris Review; a secret poet is posting positive words all over the town of Lynn, Massachusetts; and other news.
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.
Gigi Rosenberg provides crowdfunding tips for writers looking to raise money for research trips, workshops, and publication.
Novelist Chuck Palahniuk recently reminded fans that Fight Club was originally a failure; a lawmaker in West Virginia has proposed a bill to make science fiction compulsory reading in schools; recent Pulitzer winner Sharon Olds composed a poem after a Vogue photo shoot; and other news.
As online book reviews and user-sourced suggestion models have become increasingly important to the bookselling industry, publishers are developing new digital platforms for reviews and recommendations.
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 Sophie Cabot Black's The Exchange and Brian Kimberling's Snapper, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.
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.
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.