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Yes, You Can Get a Book Deal

Back in October, I wrote a post about my efforts to write a book, my take on the publishing industry, and my desire to get a book deal. The reaction was fascinating and in some cases, very emotional. First, I learned that there's a tremendous amount of underlying bitterness about the publishing business from unpublished authors. Show More Summary

Word Origin Comics: The Story Behind Valentine's Day: Read All About It!

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'Dreamfever' brings fresh danger in dreamy sequel: review

To my delight, “Dreamfever” picks up with new characters and fresh intrigue.

Lincoln’s Papers Find a Familiar Spot: In the Middle and in Jeopardy

There is growing concern among scholars that the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project might be hobbled or shuttered amid a political showdown.

The Teen Vegetarian

The Teen Vegetarian: A Teen Nutrition Book Salter 1991 Submitter: I don’t know how this one has managed to survive on the shelf for this long. I’m usually very strict with the health and diet collections. While the content of this one isn’t terribly bad, no teen is ever going to crack open a book with […]

Weekend Reading

If you're a fan of a creepy (in a good way) reads, books that would make great B-movies, and books that take place in food courts, then this edition of weekend reading is for you...

Dreaming and Writing

Maria Popova writes on Freud’s The Interpretations of Dreams, childhood, and the unconscious. For The Millions, Chloe Benjamin writes about fiction and dreaming.

Spoken Word Duo DarkMatter Talks Race, Gender, and Imperialism

Tammy Danan Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon of DarkMatter - Photo via Facebook We’re lucky that DarkMatter exists. This spoken word duo dares to and create—and break—their own rules. DarkMatter is made up of Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon, a pair of South-Asian trans artists with backgrounds in design and community organizing. Show More Summary

Busy Authors Guide to Online Marketing

How do you market your book and still have time to write? It's a challenge a lot of authors face. The scope of needing a website and a social media plan to market your book can seem overwhelming. You are faced with a myriad of choices and not a lot of extra time. Show More Summary

How White People Can Respond to Book Publishing's Lack of Diversity

On Wednesday night, I sat on a panel to kick off this weekend's San Francisco Writers Conference. Its title was "Celebrating Diversity: Opportunities for Writers of Color in Today's Publishing Landscape." Weeks ago, when the panel was...Show More Summary

Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Love and Death

Andrew Solomon discusses five new books about death and dying; Alexandra Fuller talks about Olga Grushin’s “Forty Rooms”; and readers recommend books for Valentine’s Day.

‘Weathering,’ by Lucy Wood

The beauty and humanity of a daughter’s remembrance drive this debut novel.

Wimmer on Translation

Natasha Wimmer, translator of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 and Álvaro Enrigue’s Sudden Death, explains her work process and why she’s translating a woman’s work next. Pair with our founder C. Max Magee’s thoughts on machine translation.

Links: Free Books from Avon Impulse & Carina Press

If that’s not a headline to warm your hear this weekend, I don’t know what is. Avon Impulse and Carina Press are hoping to spread the love this Valentine’s Day, gifting readers with a book bonanza: the two romance imprints will giveShow More Summary

Spoiler Alert: Ma From Room Is a More Powerful Female Force Than You Think

You've likely heard plenty of positive buzz about the film Room. From Brie Larson's Golden Globe to an Oscar nomination for best picture, critics are acknowledging the movie's moving affect on audiences. In an effort to jump on the bandwagon, I purchased the novel by Emma Donoghue and devoured it immediately. Show More Summary

5 Simple Ways to Save All Your Relationships

My husband will spend hours late at night polishing and cleaning the interior of my car and then thinks I'm ungrateful when I don't get excited about it. I acknowledge that it's a nice thing for him to do but I don't actually care so much about my car being that clean. Show More Summary

Children’s Books: ‘The Red Hat,’ ‘The Story of Snowflake and Inkdrop’ and More

Four picture books follow the many courses of love, from first meetings to the pain of separation.

‘Alive, Alive Oh!’ by Diana Athill

Athill reports on her life at 98 with a still vibrant spirit.

Children’s Books: ‘Pax,’ by Sara Pennypacker

Forced to separate, a boy and his pet fox (for whom the author translates) go on adventures of discovery and maturation.

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