Peter Winkler addresses the harsh realities of self-publishing; BuzzFeed breaks down Neil Gaiman’s popularity; Boris Kachka on the National Book Awards; a look at rejection letters; and other news.
Underdog wins fiction category at National Book Awards and more awards ceremony analysis; fifty books that define the past five years in literature; inspirational NaNoWriMo posters; Tina Brown; and other news.
In the Millions, Bill Morris explores why Ragtime is a classic American novel; 2013 Man Booker Prize-winner Eleanor Catton discusses writing techniques; the New Yorker psychoanalyzes anonymous writers; and other news.
According to Bowker, self-published books rose 59 percent last year; Daniel Tiffany explores the uses and pitfalls of poetic kitsch; on CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose spoke with novelist Donna Tartt about her influences and inspiration; and other news.
With an increasing number of self-publishing platforms available online, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. This roundup of available services will help make sense of the options.
An exhibition of poet John Ashbery’s possessions is on display in New York City; Eric Pomerance and Laurie Gwen Shapiro visit with impersonators who spend days as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott; Thomas Frank casts a gimlet eye on the rise of the creativity expert; and other news.
David Rosenbaum named new head the University of Missouri Press; Apple is developing a technology for embedding signatures in e-books; Justin St. Clair considers the postmodern legacy of Thomas Pynchon; and other news.
Kwame Dawes has composed a poem for slain poet Kofi Awoonor; Jason Diamond looks at twenty cities that are great for writers; the Oxford American showcases great photographs taken by Eudora Welty; and other news.
For Banned Books Week, the Los Angeles Times created a gallery of banned books; Forbes looks at how new digital tools are reinvigorating poetry; Jason Diamond consider the merits of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers; and other news.