A cease-fire for book buyers.
Halloween came early this year!
“Every year it gets just a little harder to be an independent publisher,” says founder Dave Eggers.
A tale of life in the city, 14 years in publishing, and embracing technology to save the culture you love.
It was surreal to get everything I wanted in one bright flash.
IPC Media is to close Nuts magazine, the weekly lads’ mag that once sold more than 300,000 copies an issue.
At age 56, an unknown, wheelchair-bound writer from Virginia published a gothic teen-horror classic and became a phenomenon. Seven years later, she was dead, yet her name and legacy have lived on in nearly 70 subsequent books. For the first time ever, her family and colleagues tell the story of V.C. Andrews’ unlikely rise to immortality.
If there isn’t something for you here, you need help.
This is what we imagine is going through the media mogul’s mind in the photos on his Tumblr page.
A new book by a Harvard Business School professor argues that the surest way to entertainment business success is to bet heavily on likely blockbusters and spend less on everything else.
Classic novels given a gritty makeover.
As the former secretary of state begins work on her third book, editors brace for a seven- or eight-figure deal. “A historic bidding war,” predicts one industry insider.
Lena Dunham submitted a 66-page proposal for an “advice book,” which was then purchased by Random House for $3.7 million. Here are some select passages overlayed on her
The New York Post ran a cover this morning of a man seconds before he was hit by a subway. Many are outraged that nothing was done to help him.
Sylvia Day’s Reflected in You recently unseated Fifty Shades of Grey from its spot as the No. 1 best seller in trade fiction, where it’s sat for more than six months. “This wave of erotic fiction? It’s not new, and it’s still a niche genre,” she says.
News Corporation’s The Daily is cutting a third of its staff after 18 months of publishing. “If anything,” says a former staffer, “edit was understaffed.”
How a guy without a smart phone will change your reading experience forever.
Thanks to iPlayboy you can now get every Playboy issue ever published - from Marilyn Monroe to Lizzy Jagger - on your iPad for just $8 per month. After Steve Jobs refused to allow porn in the Apps store, Playboy took it upon themselves to get their archive into iPad users’ hot hands. With over 130,000 pages of content, be careful that your eyes don’t get too tired from reading all of those articles.
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“Reading a book can be exhausting, often boring,” according to Eugene Mirman in this interview with author Wesley Stace. “What kind of a jackass writes a book?”
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A screed on publishing, with a twist. Wait for it — video repays patience.
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When not “feeding the buzz,” I’m usually managing My Parents Were Awesome, which is now becoming a book (I know, *groan*). Good news is, I’m looking for contributors, meaning you could get published! Act fast, though — the deadline for submitting is fast approaching!
So there’s this company that lets you enter you and your significant other’s names online, and it then prints out a full erotic book about the two of you! For instance, my free excerpt about the first couple read, “Michelle decided that she did have time for some more playtime with Barack after all.” Go have a ball.
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