- 2015 Nov 25
Nine Truths From Nonfiction Books
Find out nine things that every nonfiction lover knows to be true, including #1, 'people are strange.'
More Tension Over Anne Frank's Diary
The copyright battle over Anne Frank's diary is reaching fever pitch as a French MP and an academic struggle to publish the texts online.
WaPo Embraces Self-Published Books
The Washington Post finally broke its strict rule against self-published books with a romance novel on this year's best-of list.
- 2015 Nov 24
Bertelsmann Seeks Partner to Buy Penguin
Reuters reported that Bertelsmann is talking to outside firms to gauge their interest in helping the company buy the 47% stake that Pearson owns in Penguin Random House.
2015's Best Indie Press Books
Check out a list of 50 books from independent publishers that dominated 2015, from 'Binary Star' to 'At Least Two Seconds.'
- 2015 Nov 20
Critics Divided On Top 2015 Books
There is a huge disparity between critics' reviews of leading books such as 'Fates and Furies' this year.
- 2015 Nov 18
Margo Baldwin Named Trustee
Sterling College named president and publisher of Chelsea Green Publishing Margo Baldwin to its Board of Trustees on Tuesday.
- 2015 Nov 17
Guild Takes on Contract Provisions
In the latest installment of its Fair Contract Initiative, the Authors Guild is calling out publishers for using contract provisions to "slash authors’ royalties to mere pennies per copy sold."
- 2015 Nov 13
Six Books for Entrepreneurs
Check out these resources for entrepreneurs that include books 'The Lean Start-Up' and 'Zero to One.'
- 2015 Nov 11
Kate Hudson Penning a Book
The latest celebrity to get a book deal, Hudson aims to inspire readers through Dey Street Books, an imprint of William Morrow.
- 2015 Nov 10
A Copyright Review Hearing in Hollywood
House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is holding a hearing at UCLA on Tuesday that is aimed, in part, at Hollywood.
What Open-Access Publishing Costs
Open-access advocates say academic research should be free, but publishing costs money, which creates a disagreement over the amount.
- 2015 Nov 09
Twitter Hot for Self Publishers
More authors are turning to Twitter to publish and distribute stories, making for a unique reading experience.
Reading with Eli Horowitz
Enjoy an in-depth profile on Horowitz, the central force behind McSweeney's who wants to teach you how to read.
- 2015 Nov 06
Gisele Bundchen Book Sells Out
The super model's $700 limited-edition Taschen coffee-table book sold out on Thursday, according to the publisher.
Trapped In a Stephen King Novel?
If you're in Maine, and can't get out, chances are high that you might be.
- 2015 Oct 29
Foer's Novel Deemed 'Vulgar,' Banned
Jonathan Safran Foer’s 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' was pulled from an Illinois high school because of 'extremely vulgar' passages.
- 2015 Oct 28
Argentine Cartoonist Sweeps U.S.
After more than a decade of cartooning, Ricardo Liniers is finally publishing books in the United States.
German Publishers Battle Google
Questions over whether or not Google should pay the German publishers to display their articles online raise the prospect of a lengthy court battle.
- 2015 Oct 27
Sales of Mistranslated Books Halted
In Korea, Princeton University Press halted sales of Angus Deaton's book due to 'changes that are not approved by the author.'
- 2015 Oct 22
Q&A: Columbia Global Reports Director
Nicholas Lemann, director of Columbia University's new publishing imprint, Columbia Global Report, answers questions about the future of books and journalism.
- 2015 Oct 20
Amazon, 'Times' Clash Over Article
A top editor at the 'New York Times' and a senior executive at Amazon are sparring over the details in a 'Times' article about Amazon's work culture.
Podcast-Turned-Novel: 'Night Vale'
Cecil Baldwin's popular podcast 'Welcome to Night Vale' will be available in print on Tuesday through publisher Harper Perennial.
- 2015 Oct 15
Her Universe Expands Into Publishing
Anthony Ziccardi, publisher at Permuted Press, discusses the publishing partnership with Ashley Eckstein’s fangirl-focused Her Universe clothing line.
- 2015 Oct 13
Critics Sound Off on 'City of Fire'
The reviews of Garth Risk Hallberg’s first novel 'City on Fire' (Knopf) are in, and the coverage is extensive.
A Guide to Frankfurt
Where to go and what to do while working (and playing) in Frankfurt for the 67th annual Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
- 2015 Oct 09
Meyer Explains Gender-Flipped 'Twilight'
At the Twilight 10th-anniversary panel at New York Comic-Con, Stephenie Meyer spilled the beans on 'Life and Death,' her brand-new gender-flipped rewrite of the YA classic.
Stolen Darwin Returned to Canada
Mount Saint Vincent University in Nova Scotia will be getting back its first edition copy of Darwin’s 'On the Origin of Species' after it was stolen from the university’s library three years ago.
- 2015 Oct 07
The Instagram Novel
Author and photographer Rachel Hulin is releasing her new novel on a most unexpected platform.
In honor of the 10th anniversary of her bestselling vampire romance, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has written a reimagining of the novel that made her a publishing sensation. This time around, she’s switched the genders of her protagonists.
The Latest from Martin
It’s okay George R. R. Martin’s new book isn't a Song of Ice and Fire sequel, writes 'Wired.'
Too Many Books?
What "Super Thursday" in the U.K. tells us about publishing.
- 2015 Oct 06
An Update on Shakespeare
Hogarth asks contemporary writers to reimagine Shakespeare’s plays.
Two years ago, Uli Beutter Cohen started asking people what they were reading on the New York subway and documenting it—now she’s taking the project to other cities.
- 2015 Sep 30
The Legacy of 'Confessional Mode'
Leslie Jamison and Charles McGrath discuss whether, 50 years after Sylvia Plath’s 'Ariel' was published, the confessional mode has been co-opted by the memoir, at the 'New York Times.'
- 2015 Sep 29
Dropping Reader's Digest
Reader's Digest Association is changing its name to Trusted Media Brands in order to battle the common assumption in the marketplace that it is a one-title publisher.
Nothing But the Truth
On lying and memoir writing.
- 2015 Sep 28
Judging a Book by Its Cover
NPR considers the blurb, one of the most pervasive, longest-running — and, at times, controversial — tools in the publishing industry.
Literary Looks for Halloween
Buzzfeed has 49 costumes all book lovers will appreciate.
- 2015 Sep 25
Nine authors who hated their successful books, even though you probably loved them, rounded up at Bustle.
- 2015 Sep 24
Inside Gisele's Very Expensive Book
Limited to a total of 1,000 numbered copies signed by Gisele Bündchen, Taschen is publishing a collector's edition of the coffee table book which will retail at $700.
- 2015 Sep 22
Marketing Tips for Authors and Writers
Freelance writers and authors alike can learn how to make use of content marketing with four tips from the 'Huffington Post.'
- 2015 Sep 21
The Bar for Book Sales
What counts as a success might surprise you.
- 2015 Sep 16
Publishing Initiative at Columbia
University President Lee Bollinger reaffirmed his belief that universities must take an active role in supporting journalism Tuesday night at a discussion celebrating the publication of Columbia Global Reports’ inaugural book.
- 2015 Sep 15
Bustle gathers 10 books you can (and should) read over your lunch break.
Publishing and the Plutocracy
"Elizabeth Koch's new Catapult press looks great, but the return to an era of patronage isn't a win in a democracy," writes Scott Timberg at Salon.
- 2015 Sep 14
How crowdfunding is fueling the avant garde.
Pearson to Keep PRH Until 2017
Pearson Plc, which agreed to sell the 'Financial Times' in July, intends to hold on to its final media asset until at least 2017, CEO John Fallon said.
- 2015 Sep 10
'Winds of Winter' Release Date?
An editor for Spanish publisher Ediciones Gigamesh revealed a potential 2016 publication date for George R. R. Martin’s next A Song of Ice and Fire book.
Bertelsmann Launching Ed Activities Unit
The German media, education, and service-provider company will announce the establishment of Bertelsmann Education Group at a conference with education experts in New York on Thursday.
New Seamus Heaney Translation Coming
The late Nobel laureate's translation of the Aeneid’s Book VI is due to be published next year, according to the Heaney's family.
- 2015 Sep 09
Alabama Murder Mystery
What happened to Harper Lee's true crime novel?
James Bond in 2015
In the new novel 'Trigger Mortis,' author Anthony Horowitz gives Bond a dose of modern morality.
- 2015 Sep 08
Best American Poetry Scandal
Controversy has enveloped the prestigious Best American Poetry anthology after it emerged that a white poet had been included in the selection after adopting a Chinese pen name.
- 2015 Aug 28
Rare Joyce Letters Sold at Auction
Two “extremely rare” handwritten letters by James Joyce, in which the Irish author laments the problems in finding a printer for 'Ulysses' in the U.K., have been sold for almost 10 times their guide price.
- 2015 Aug 27
Pratchett Was Working on Discworld Books
Terry Pratchett was working on several new Discworld novels right up to his death in March, it has been revealed, as his 41st and final novel in the comic fantasy series is published.
$10M Set Aside in Fifty Shades Suit
Amanda Hayward has been ordered by a Fort Worth judge to set aside $10 million for Jennifer Pedroza, who says she was defrauded out of her share of the royalties for the steamy bestselling novel.
- 2015 Aug 26
Book Covers of the Summer
Slate asks, why do so many of this year’s book covers have the same design style?
Self-Publishing is Good for All
'Wired' talks to self-published author Shannon Mayer about why the real beneficiary of the DIY book boom is the publishing industry itself.
- 2015 Aug 25
Duke Students Reject 'Fun Home'
Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic novel was selected as a summer reading book for the Duke Class of 2019. But some students declined to read it because of its sexual themes and use of nudity.
- 2015 Aug 21
Hiking Memoirs Don't Go the Distance
Why are the three most famous accounts of hiking three of the world’s most famous long-distance trails written by people who did not hike the whole distance?
Do We Need the Lost Fitzgerald Story?
Writers of this stature often leave a sizable amount of unpublished work—usually for a good reason.
- 2015 Aug 19
Custom Books for Haiti School
Students in a college French class have helped fill the empty shelves of an underprivileged Haiti school by writing and illustrating 90 custom books.
The 'NYT' Portrayal of Amazon
The paper's public editor, Margaret Sullivan, writes about the recent takedown of Amazon's workplace in a 'New York Times' feature.
- 2015 Aug 18
'Drinkable Book' Filters Dirty Water
A new invention promises to make dirty drinking water potable by filtering it through the pages of a book.
UA Press Staffers Rehired
University of Akron President Scott Scarborough announced that the two staff members of the University of Akron Press will be rehired, two weeks after they and 159 other university employees were laid off.
Setting the Price for Your Novel
Careful pricing is one of the keys to success, writes the Huffington Post.
- 2015 Aug 17
'NYT' Goes Inside Amazon
The article that all of publishing is talking about: the 'New York Times' feature on the workplace environment at the online retail giant.
100 of the Best Novels in English
After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English, at the 'Guardian.'
- 2015 Aug 14
Volumes of Murakami
Haruki Murakami's advice column has become an eight-volume book.
'Dune,' Climate Fiction Pioneer
The ecological lessons of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi masterpiece, which turns 50 this year, were ahead of its time.
- 2015 Aug 13
Author Mark Haddon is "puzzled" as a high school in Tallahassee, Fla., withdraws 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ' from the school’s reading program amid concerns over swearing.
Oldest Multicolored Print Book
Cambridge University Library recently digitized the first multicolor printed book, a 17th-century artist manual that was so fragile in physical form that it had previously never even been opened.
- 2015 Aug 12
Tolkien's First Fantasy Story Coming
The teenage J.R.R Tolkien’s dark retelling of a Finnish epic poem will be published later this month for the first time.
'Girl on the Train’ Tops 3 Million
The novel, which came out in January, recently reached three million in sales in the United States alone.
- 2015 Aug 11
15 Books to Read Before Summer's Up
The 'Fader' has rounded up the books that are perfect for these blistering dog days.
Book Storage in Tiny Houses
Managing libraries while living itty bitty.
- 2015 Aug 10
NYRB Reviving Forgotten Works
Early satirical tales by Anton Chekhov languished in official archives for more than 130 years — until last week, when they were finally published, in English, by New York Review Books.
- 2015 Aug 07
Reading Mistakes You're Probably Making
Bustle lists five seriously dangerous mistakes you might be making that are ruining your reading experience.
- 2015 Aug 06
Book World Turns a Page on Late Night
With the changing of the guard, could the 'Daily Show's' literary leanings be on the way out?
- 2015 Aug 05
Homme de Plume
What one writer learned sending out her novel under a male name.
Melville House and the Pope
Why an indie press in Brooklyn is publishing Pope Francis.
- 2015 Aug 04
Unpublished Fitzgerald Finally Released
'Temperature,' a cinematic "tale of high comedy" written by the 'Great Gatsby' author in 1939, has been published in the 'Strand.'
Textbook Prices Up 1,041%
College textbook prices have risen over three times the rate of inflation from January 1977 to June 2015, a 1,041% increase, according to NBC News.
- 2015 Aug 03
Krugman Slams Piketty
"I don’t know how the decision was made to release this 'new' Piketty book in its current form, but it’s not at all the book one might have expected," writes Paul Krugman his 'New York Times' review of 'Capital' author Thomas Piketty's latest, 'The Economics of Inequality.'
How to Spot a Whodunnit
Academics crack Agatha Christie's code.
- 2015 Jul 30
Austen Prose Used by Hackers
Hackers have started to use passages of Jane Austen’s 1811 debut novel 'Sense and Sensibility' to trick firewalls.
- 2015 Jul 29
Reading Habits and Health
Reading doesn’t just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.
Airbnb Reviews for Famous Lit Homes
Buzzfeed imagines the responses to the Cabin on Walden Pond, and others.
- 2015 Jul 28
Mailman's Book Plea Answered
When 12-year-old Mathew Flores asked his mail carrier for spare reading material, Ron Lynch took to Facebook in a call that's now gone viral.
'Watchman' Sells for £988
In the U.K., a copy of Harper Lee’s book, which contains printing errors, has sold for almost £1,000 on AbeBooks.co.uk.
- 2015 Jul 27
The Horror, the Horror
A roundup of must-read horror books.
- 2015 Jul 23
No Future Editions of Cosby Bio
Simon & Schuster has no plans for revisions or future editions for its disparaged Bill Cosby biography. The publisher also pulled blurbs from Billy Crystal, Mary Tyler Moore and other celebrities from dedicated web pages on Amazon.
Lisbeth Salander is Back
The first plot details of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web,' the sequel to Stieg Larsson’s bestselling Millennium Trilogy, have been revealed.
- 2015 Jul 22
'Friday Night Lights' Anniversary
Next month, a 25th anniversary revision of the 'Friday Night Lights' is being published —and author H.G. “Buzz” Bissinger will follow that up in September with a long-postponed book tour to Texas.
- 2015 Jul 21
Library's Self-Pub Machine a Hit
The Espresso Book Machine at Windsor Public Library in Canada has produced 10,699 books in three years.
- 2015 Jul 20
The 'Grave-Robbing' Larsson Sequel
Controversy surrounds 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web' and David Lagercrantz, the author hired to continue the bestselling series.
Qantas Blocks Tell-All
The airline has reached a settlement with the author of a tell-all book about one of the company's most turbulent periods.
- 2015 Jul 16
Atticus Finch and Southern Politics
An opinion piece from the 'New York Times.'
Ted Cruz Makes 'New York Times' List
Five days after accusing the 'New York Times' of bias, secrecy and foul play, Cruz landed a spot on the paper's bestseller list.