by Rachel Thompson How do you plan to market your book(s) for the holidays? Most authors don't do much of anything different and that's cool, if you have low expectations. If however, you'd like to see a good bump in your book sales (and who wouldn't?), here a few easy, practical tips you can do right now! (What follows are only suggestions. Show More Summary
The immersive theater production, created by the theater director Michael Counts, will run Dec. 4-6 at the Meadowlands.
Recommended Listening: Over at PBS News Hour, Joan Naviyuk Kane talks about crafting poems based on a single word in Inupiaq, one of the languages spoken by the Native Alaskan people.
The blacklist was a time of evil and...no one on either side who survived it came through evil untouched - Dalton Trumbo at his acceptance speech for the Screen Writer's Guild Laurel Award, March 13, 1970; Trumbo, pp. 313-14. SundayShow More Summary
The Picture Life of Cyndi Lauper Nicklaus 1985 Submitter: Here is another awesome Juvenile bio book from my local public library. Maybe not awful, but defiantly out of date. How many of the kids today will know who Johnny Carson was? How about knowing who is in [the 5th picture, below]. Cyndi has been up […]
Sara Novi? writes for The Believer about the deaf protagonist of Stephen King’s The Stand. As she explains it, “This is the plight of the average deaf character: to be plagued by the hearing author’s own discomfort with the idea of silence.” Pair with Lydia Kiesling’s Millions essay on King.
Today I want to let you know about a new book for Alzheimer's caregivers that I wrote with neurologist Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN. It's entitled Finding Joy in Alzheimer's: New Hope for Caregivers, and has a foreword by Maria Shriver, whose father, Sargent Shriver, had the disease. Show More Summary
I don't climb mountains, because I am sure that I would die. I love reading about it from the comfort of my armchair, though. And clearly I'm not alone: ever since Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air hit the best-seller lists...
Traditionally around this time of year people see so much information about cookbooks for various holidays, sales going on for Black Friday (there is an ENTIRE website dedicated to this day), Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, that even before people have time to … Continue reading ?
All of this would suggest that I’m a boxing fan, one of those old-timey cigar-chewers eager to overlook the sport’s myriad problems and mainstream insignificance in order to enjoy its brutal purity. But despite boxing’s outsize presence in my reading, I’m not particularly interested in it.
Suzanne Koven talks to author, critic, and activist Mark Bittman about his “Big Idea”—how food has changed in the last fifty years, and how to teach our children to eat better.
Between October, November, and December, almost every Northern Hemisphere culture has at least one big family dinner ritual. Maybe you are looking forward to a Norman Rockwell experience, in which you and yours gather serenely around a turkey and exchange sincere compliments devoid of hostile subtext (I sure do hope so). Show More Summary
The first volume of a new history of modern Europe covers two world wars and the troubled years between them.
Dark matter, according to Lisa Randall, may be responsible for the extinction of dinosaurs and the subsequent rise of mammals.
Dawkins’s second memoir plumbs his grown-up research, reflections and controversies.
Saeed Jan Qureshi built one of the biggest bookstores in the world and earned a reputation as a source of literary advice. Now, the future of Saeed Book Bank is in his son’s hands.
The following article first appeared in The National Book Review The movie Carol, starring Cate Blanchette and Rooney Mara, opened in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Carol, which has gotten rave reviews and is generating Oscar talk, is based on The Price of Salt, a novel by Patricia Highsmith. By Erin G. Show More Summary
As writers, we are getting ready to close out another year of ferocious writing. Like all other aspects of our lives, there are plenty of ways that we can get ourselves prepared for the New Year. 30 Ways Authors Can Prepare For the New Year Buy a new notebook (or several). Show More Summary
Adapted from The Virtues of Cooking I was at Julia Child's home in the South of France, leading a small culinary trip. What carried me up the dusty road to La Pitchoune ("The Little Thing"), Julia's name for her rose-covered hideaway, though, was actually a large dose of courage. Show More Summary