Welcome back to Audiobook Week! Today Jen came up with a really interesting topic: Tuesday: How do You Choose Your Audiobooks? How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and [...]
For several years, Marie Calloway, 23, has explicitly described her lifestyle and sexual exploits on her blog. Now Calloway (a pseudonym she has used since the age of 19) has published a book, "what purpose did i serve in your life" ( Tyrant Books, $19), said to be an account of her sexual encounters.
Most people living in the United States in 2009 would agree that was not the time to start a new company.
When Ernest Hemingway was still a young, nervous, viciously hopeful, and mercilessly determined correspondent for the Toronto Star in Paris, his wife, Hadley Richardson, decided to visit him in Lausanne. While Hadley was in transit, her suitcase — containing the only copies of...
As I wish you bon voyage to your unknown and exciting future, I have compiled fourteen of the greatest assets I accumulated over the eighteen years since I sat amongst the throngs of college graduates contemplating my own future; bo...
Recently I was invited by the California Writers Club to attend a talk at their Long Beach location. This club was founded in 1909, is...
Remember how Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In intro grabbed you from the first page with her story about being pregnant during her time at Google? Porter Gale does an equally impressive job at drawing you in.
Pirated e-book versions of Stephen King's "Joyland" have surfaced online. That's notable because King, to support the print book being published by small indie Hard Case Crime, decided not to issue an e-book of this particular novel...
Ira Silverberg, the high-powered literary agent who left New York to become the director of Literature Programs at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., is returning to his roots.
Mark your calendars, New Yorkers. The third installment of Ryan Chapman and Jason Diamond’s inimitable networking shindigs will take place on Thursday, July 25th at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. Come for the craic and the free booze, butShow More Summary
If you don't know where the English Lakes are, pull out your trusty map of England and look as far north and west as you can. (Go too far, and you'll end up in Scotland.) To give you an idea of just how beautiful the Lakes are, read this section of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Is staying up all night the secret to success and creativity? Eric Epstein, the author of The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, sure thinks so. Is the author some wild partier, or a stoner? Hardly. Show More Summary
After almost two years since the release of the hardcover book, Simon & Schuster is due to publish the paperback
I've lived in New York working in book publishing for the last 11 years, and the longer I've been here the more obvious it has become that New York has declined in its power as the epicenter of English language publishing.
It was a frightfully fabulous weekend for the Horror Writers Association, which spent the last few days in New Orleans hosting the Bram Stoker Awards™ Weekend 2013, as well as the World Horror Convention. Amid the panels and art shows,...
“The complexity of texts students are being assigned to read has declined by about three grade levels over the past 100 years,” says Eric Stickney, the educational research director for Renaissance Learning. Related posts: Bridging the...Show More Summary
With the recent prevalence of Kindle, Nook, and other digital reading devices, short fiction has started to return as an acceptable, and salable form, in fact bringing back the form with a power and a popular respectability it has not had for some time.
Fashion can come to us straight off the runways in Paris, Milan, and New York or percolate up from the street, but some of the...
The “new” mythology of Starfleet began with the brand-reviving J.J. Abrams film Star Trek in 2009 and extended with Star
The following essay is drawn from the introduction to a new edition of Mary McCarthy’s novel, “The Oasis,” which will be published by Melville House on June 18th. When my friends and I were in our twenties in the 1950s, we read two writers—Colette...Show More Summary