There's a debate raging about the impact self-published ebooks will have on the book publishing business. By my estimates, self-published ebooks will account for 50 percent of ebook sales by 2020. What do you think? On one side of the...Show More Summary
After last year’s The Storyteller, Jodi Picoult is coming back later this year (Oct. 14) with another novel centering on
“Usually, with a novel, you start with no idea what to do because your job is to create convincing characters and then they just run around getting crazy. The problem with writing a memoir, obviously, is you can’t do that because you sort of know what’s going to happen. Because you’re the character.” – Gary […]
The 1927 Broadway musical Show Boat introduced the memorable line, "Life upon the wicked stage ain't ever what a girl supposes." Eighty-seven years later, that sentiment still rings true for the 20 performers profiled in theater journalist Eddie Shapiro's engrossing new book, Nothing Like a Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater. Show More Summary
by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels I don't usually read gardening books, but this one promised sex. I was intrigued by a peek at the great orgy happening in the great outdoors. All those birds, all...Show More Summary
Once I saw that artist Cliff Chiang was the latest subject of TwoMorrows Publishing’s Modern Masters series, it did not take me long to geek out. Now on its 29th installment, Modern Masters is a line of oversized books (usually...
Thanks to the jubilee we’ve been given with the site, it would be great if we could start fresh with some new content and new writers. We can get you
Benjamin Landry reviews Julie Carr's Rag today in Rumpus Poetry.
“There are people out there who want you to write their novels for them,” observes professional ghostwriter Sari Botton. Over at Scratch, she shares some advice for breaking into the industry. Also, the magazine has made her longer article about “the spooky finances behind her gigs” free to read – all you have to do […]
During a move we lost some of the data for Slushpile. We’ll be updating the site and all the SP goodness you expect should keep coming. Bear with us in
This story is the second installment of a three-part series on the Riyadh Writing Club, a group of young female writers in Saudi Arabia. Read the first part here. I'm sitting in Caribou Coffee, one of my favorite places to escape in Riyadh. Show More Summary
Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High Outcast Pascal 1987 I am a little too old for Sweet Valley High, but I have many friends that say this is THE teen fiction of the 1980s. One librarian friend and I used to debate the merits of keeping this series in the collection. She started taking pictures of teens […]
By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept is a staggering accomplishment, an exquisite and often ecstatic rendition of a tumultuous affair: “Jupiter has been with Leda, I thought, and now nothing can avert the Trojan wars. All legend will be broken, but who will escape alive?”
At the end of January I got sick. It was a weird perfect storm of running afoul of some mushrooms in a batch of veggie dumplings, mixed with some flu symptoms. I used to LOVE mushrooms, but a couple of … Continue reading ?
Sophie Rochester from The Literary Platform will interview Susan Jurevics, CEO, Pottermore at Bologna Children's Book Fair, 24th March 2014.
Each week, Big Issues focuses on newly released comic-book issues of significance. This week, they are Magneto #1, written by Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Fearless Defenders) with art by Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Astonishing X-Men, Thunderbolts)...Show More Summary
Indian governments, irrespective of political affiliations, are quick to ban books, especially those that "hurt religious sentiments of a community." Thus India was the first country to proscribe Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses -- even before Saudi Arabia did, which takes some doing. Show More Summary
Imagine if you could read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in a mere 77 minutes. Or latest YA favorite Divergent in
Renowned British fiction writer Neil Gaiman is pictured looking sly in black-and-white makeup and a burgundy crushed velvet blazer. He’s
On March 8, 1998, the Fox television network aired an episode of its long-running animated hit “The Simpsons” titled “Lisa the Simpson.” It was neither the first nor the most famous episode devoted to the show’s fiercely intelligent,...Show More Summary