Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Gray Morrow, and the story is “Water Hole!” from Blazing Combat #3, which was published by Warren and is cover dated April 1966. This scan is from Blazing Combat, a trade collecting all four issues, which […]
Joe McGinniss, author of one of the best nonfiction books ever written, died yesterday. I wrote that accolade in my head nearly two years ago, on the day Joe first told me he had inoperable, metastatic cancer. I felt it had to be said, and that, for complicated reasons, no one else would say it […]
CNN's New Day on Tuesday devoted a 23-second news brief to the death of author Joe McGinniss' death on Monday, noting that "McGinniss made headlines again in 2010, when he moved next door to Sarah Palin's Alaska home in order to research...Show More Summary
This post comes to you from my gate at the Denver airport, as I try to pound it out before getting on a flight to Saint Louis. (Left Bank Books my friends! See you there.) The next few days are … Continue reading ?
What do The Casual Vacancy, Room on the Broom, and Darwinia have in common? Apart from being books, that is. They’re all being read by people who entered our World Book Day giveaway. And what’s special about The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau? That’s being read by Neil Corman, who’s our official prize winner! No, […]
Last week, the Churchill Club in Menlo Park, California gathered a small panel of journalists who all share something in common: they’ve written recent books about Apple. Cult of Mac editor-in-chief Leander Kahney, author of Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s … Read more ›
In talking with a client the other day, she brought up how low rated reviews still affect her, even now, a few years since the book release (via a small publisher). This isn't uncommon -- we feel bad when someone doesn't like our work. Show More Summary
Dallas chef John Tesar files 10 things he hates for Food Republic. He thinks some restaurants manufacture scarcity: "I hate restaurants that make you book 30 days to the date of your next reservation — and then you go walk...
Grounded, now available in hardcover from Amazon. Also at your local bookstore, if you happen to be incredibly fortunate. Will be ratcheting down the non-stop book PR over the next few days, although will continue to update this page. Also recall the FDL Book Salon this Saturday, 5pm.
In Dickens' day, serialized novels were all the rage. Read Rooster aims to revive that trend, making it easier than ever to find good books (and the time to read them). In the age of abbrevs., sitting down to read a novel can feel like gearing up for a marathon, no matter how much you love books. Show More Summary
In my on-going quest to document all the tons of hard rock and heavy metal related books that are published these days, I thought I’d mention this new one. Beyond
From Mars Hill Church: In 2011, outside counsel advised our marketing team to use Result Source to market the Real Marriage book and attain placement on the New York Times Bestseller list. While not uncommon or illegal, this unwise strategy is not one we had used before or since, and not one we will use again. Show More Summary
Shotgun Lovesongs may just be the sleeper hit of the season, so evocative is it of the kind of small town American life we don't get enough of in literature these days. The story of a mill town and four...
Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Matt Wagner, and the issue is Grendel: Behold the Devil #2, which was published by Dark Horse and is cover dated December 2007. Enjoy! As far as I can tell, Behold the Devil is the last […]
I’ve been in such a hibernating, antisocial bookworm mode lately that I barely leave my bed except when it’s absolutely necessary. These days (at least until the weather warms up), a stack of books and a hot cup of tea is my idea of a perfect Saturday night. If you share that sentiment, then you’ll [...]
Anecdotes, like those collected in the Federal Reserve's Beige book, offer a pretty crude glimpse into what's going on in the economy. However, they're far from scientific. For example, the Beige book hasn't been very helpful in revealing the true slack in the labor market, which economists have been monitoring for signs of wage pressure. Show More Summary
David Nicholls, the author behind the novel One Day – which sold 5 million copies worldwide and garnered a film adaptation
Some of the 2014 NFL draft’s top prospects have already participated in their pro days, with one week of school-hosted workouts already in the books, but there are still plenty of players to watch during important pro days for the rest...Show More Summary
This week I am going to attempt to revive something this blog used to do 3 years or so ago. "Back in the day" I posted a daily roundup of fantasy news, links to interesting reviews, brief mentions of what I read the previous day, etc. I cleared out my RSS feeds last night to […]
Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Matt Wagner, and the issue is Trinity #2, which was published by DC and is cover dated September 2003. Enjoy! Around the turn of the millennium, Wagner’s art reached the apex of the tension between his […]