- 2017 Jul 21
Brad Thor Reveals His World
The bestselling thriller novelist discussed his insatiable fans and a knack for controversy.
Iranian Illustrator Denied a Visa
Acclaimed children’s book illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi is unable to attend a U.K. book festival without a visa denied over "ridiculous reasons."
What Would Sendak Say?
Maurice Sendak's longtime collaborator said the famed author would be "delighted" about the posthumous publication of 'Presto And Zesto In Limbo Land.'
Banned Books Fade from Hong Kong
Publishers at the annual Hong Kong book fair were displaying fewer controversial books, according to a report.
Five Things to Never Use as Bookmarks
A used bookstore buyer reveals the top worst items to use as reading placeholders, including money.
- 2017 Jul 20
Rodale Sets Deadline for Bids
August 3 is the deadline for prospective buyers to submit first-round bids for the 87-year-old publisher.
PRH Offers New Users Free Analytics
Penguin Random House and Above the Treeline are offering a free year of Analytics Lite to U.S. indie booksellers that are new to Treeline.
A Parthenon Made of Banned Books
Over 1,000 banned books make up an art exhibit behind the Fridericianum museum in Kassel, Germany.
New Book Explores Trigger Warnings
'Trigger Warnings: History, Theory and Context' examines the hotly debated trend with a variety of different perspectives.
Top 10 Opening Scenes in Books
Check out the most gripping openers in books from 'A Pale View of Hills' to 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'
- 2017 Jul 19
Authors Opt for Gender Neutral Pen Names
Riley Sager and other authors are avoiding pronouns and photos to sell more books.
Junot Díaz Pens a Picture Book
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist's latest book, 'Islandborn,' is a work of fiction coming next spring from Dial Books for Young Readers.
Haymarket Books Unwelcome in Buena Park
Locals in the Californian city are opposed to the self-proclaimed "radical" publisher Haymarket Books moving into their neighborhood.
Expert: Publishers Must Adapt or Die
Former book publisher and Guinness World Records senior v-p Nadine Causey says publishers must embrace disruption to survive.
Nine True Crime Books Headed to Screens
Check out the crime cases in books such as 'The Stranger Beside Me' before they hit both TV and theaters.
- 2017 Jul 18
Apple Antitrust Suits Dismissed
The Second Circuit affirmed dismissals of lawsuits from two defunct e-book retailers that went under amid Apple's agency-pricing model.
Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Turns 50
The Met offered dedicated tours in honor of E. L. Konigsburg’s 1967 book 'From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.'
Marketing A Book Made Simple
Author Frank Miniter lays out a no-nonsense approach to marketing a book, including advice on finding like-minded people.
Infinite Books Line Shelves in China
Zhongshuge, a bookstore and library in Yangzhou, China, features a tunnel-like interior lined with books and mirrors.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Launches IPO
The media company affiliated with the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series has launched an IPO to raise up to $30 million.
- 2017 Jul 17
Publishers to Vie for James Comey's Book
Major publishers are interested in a book by the former F.B.I. director that is expected to go to auction this week, according to his agent.
China Reportedly Blocks Winnie the Pooh
The popular children's book has been censored on Chinese social media, according to the Financial Times.
Biden's Book to Pub in November
'Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose' by the former Vice President will be released by Flatiron Books on Nov. 14.
10 Books for A Road Trip
Check out a summer reading list that goes beyond Jack Kerouac's 'On the Road.'
A Guide to What to Read Next
Learn about one bookworm's process for how to pick a new book from her reading list.
- 2017 Jul 14
The 2017 First Novel Prize Longlist
The Center for Fiction has announced its longlist for the $10,000 prize, which includes works by George Saunders, Julie Buntin, and Matthew Klam.
Irina Ratushinskaya Dies at 63
The indomitable Soviet dissident poet and novelist, who delivered a singular woman’s perspective on the gulag, died on July 5 in Moscow.
Milo Calls Low Book Sales 'Fake News'
Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopolous refutes reports of his lower-than-anticipated sales on his self-published debut, 'Dangerous.'
Tales of North Korea
Kim Seong-dong's 'The Accusation' may be the first work of dissident fiction by a living North Korean writer ever smuggled out of that country.
Mapping Dante's Inferno
The publication of Dante's literary masterpiece heralded a craze for "infernal cartography," or mapping the Hell that Dante had created.
- 2017 Jul 13
A librarian discusses the challenge of moderating volume levels in the library.
Scholastic Summer Road Trip
The Scholastic RV is inspiring summer reading.
Tips for Finding Diverse Books
Suggestions for finding diverse books this summer.
'Land of Stories' to Be Continued
Chris Colfer says that "The Land of Stories" will go on.
The New March Sisters
A look at the "Little Women" reboot.
'A Wrinkle in Time' First Look
First behind-the-scenes looks at "A Wrinkle in Time" adaptation.
Trump Jr. Picture Book Titles
Twitter blows up with Donald Trump Jr. picture book titles.
A Seussian Law Suit
A legal battle has ensued over a Star Trek-themed book written in the style of Dr. Seuss.
Rowling on Lumos Charity
An interview with J.K. Rowling.
Chelsea Clinton Lawsuit
A children's book author is suing Chelsea Clinton and Penguin Random House for alleged copyright infringement.
Liu Xiaobo Dies at 61
The Nobel Peace Prize–winning Chinese intellectual and author kept vigil on Tiananmen Square in 1989 and served 11 years in jail as a result.
How Many Books Has Milo Actually Sold?
Representatives for Milo Yiannopoulos told 'Page Six' that reports of slow sales for his book have been "greatly exaggerated."
Dave Eggers Goes Middle Grade At Knopf
The author's new fantasy novel for middle-schoolers, 'the Lifters,' is part of a two-book deal with Knopf, and is due to release next March.
27 Ladies Ruling Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Rounding up 27 female authors, from J.K. Rowling to Margaret Atwood, who are dominating the speculative fiction field.
Mysterious Letters of Agatha Christie
Secret letters between the late author and her publisher, HarperCollins, are being revealed in celebration of the publisher's 200th anniversary.
- 2017 Jul 12
Denis Johnson's Posthumous Prize
The Library of Congress has announced that Johnson will be the winner of its annual Prize for American Fiction.
The Great Second-Half 2017 Book Preview
As is tradition, 'The Millions' rounds up 80 indispensible books that will publish between July and December.
A Novelist's Guide to Hard Drive Crashes
A novelist forces himself to press on after losing 100 pages of his manuscript thanks to a technological glitch.
Why Don't We Believe Sylvia Plath?
In April, new letters from the poet alleging horrific abuse at the hands of her husband, Ted Hughes, emerged. Why did it take so long?
A Literary Guide to Demonology
Even today, the 1863 edition of the "Dictionnaire Infernal," by occultist writer Jacques Collin de Plancy, is the stuff of nightmares.
- 2017 Jul 11
Japanese Distributors Fret Over Amazon
Amazon Japan is moving to expand its direct dealings with publishers rather than going through wholesale publishing distributors.
Valerie Jarrett Has a Book Deal
Valerie Jarrett, one of Barack Obama’s closest and longest-serving aides during his presidency, will publish a book with Viking in 2019.
Barry Jenkins Adapts Baldwin
For his follow-up to the Oscar-winning 'Moonlight,' the director will bring James Baldwin's 'If Beale Street Could Talk' to the silver screen
The Books That Spur Science Writers
Brian Cox, Garry Kasparov, Gaia Vince, and other stars of science writing on the books that first fired their imaginations.
Octavia Butler, In Her Own Stories
Octavia Estelle Butler became the first black female science fiction writer to reach national prominence. An exhibit in California shows how.
- 2017 Jul 10
Spencer Johnson Dies at 78
The author who left a medical career to write books about life and business, including the bestseller 'Who Moved My Cheese?,' died last week in San Diego.
USC, 'LARB' Launch Publishing Workshop
The 'L.A. Review of Books' and USC have launched a summer program to help people break into the book industry.
Writers Pick Best Holiday Reads
Julian Barnes, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Colm Tóibín and more reveal their summer reading recommendations.
Writer, Meet Social Media
How to be a writer on social media, according to authors (and tweeters) Roxane Gay, Alexander Chee, Celeste Ng, and Adam M. Grant.
Zelda Fitzgerald’s Ballet Years
A frequently overlooked aspect of Zelda Fitzgerald’s life is her passion for ballet, which began when she was twenty-five.
- 2017 Jul 07
Jane Austen Letter Goes to Auction
The letter contains a parody of a trashy gothic novel, showing Austen enjoying the genre she satirized in 'Northanger Abbey.'
Brad Thor Wins Christie's Beachgate
The novelist had some fun with an infamous photo of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sunning on a beach.
The Resistance Is Book Club Ladies
Books hold the power to undermine poisonous norms—and women’s book clubs, in particular, have a subversive history.
Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid
A social activist wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice. So he wrote one.
The Writing Mentor Becomes the Mentee
Caroline Leavitt loves mentoring writers. But when she was hired by a new writer, she became the one being mentored.
- 2017 Jul 06
Summer Social Justice Reads
A selection of diverse and socially aware books for summer.
Weird Children's Books
A look at 10 super weird children's books.
Physics for Babies
A look at Chris Ferrie's science and math-themed board books.
The Importance of Paddington
An article reflects on Michael Bond and his refugee bear, Paddington.
Honoring Those That Didn't Win
A look at the books that didn't win at ALA.
Harry Potter Super Fans
Harry Potter fans that take it to the next level.
Four Points Series Concludes
An interview with Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock.
Welcome to Mabel Murple's
Mabel Murple's Book Shoppe and Dreamery opens in Nova Scotia.
J.K. Rowling Surprise Facts
A list of little-known facts about J.K. Rowling.
Summer Reading Survival
A writer and mother offers some suggestions for helping kids with their required summer reading.
A 'Sparkling' New Book
Lesléa Newman discusses "Sparkle Boy."
Page to Screen Trials
Daniel Handler discusses the challenges of adapting A Series of Unfortunate Events to screen.
A Call to End Gendered Books
A writer expresses frustration with gendered children's books.
Books for Young Activists
An article discusses the many books about activism and social issues directed at young readers.
Morton Cohen has died.
Remembering Morton Cohen.
Lewis Carroll's original art for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."
Pullman's Tribute to Grenfell Victim
Pullman to name character after Grenfell Tower victim.
Looking for Hillary in 'She Persisted'
An article on Chelsea Clinton and "She Persisted."
An early look at the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
Branford Boase Award
"Beetle Boy" by M.G. Leonard has won the 2017 Branford Boase Award.
The Artist Behind 'Eloise'
Two new exhibitions focus on the life and work of Hilary Knight.
Voynich Manuscript Author Identified?
Illustrations of a book that has baffled code-breakers and scholars for more than 100 years may lead to a medieval Italian Jew.
Heathcote Williams Dies at 75
The poet and polymath, who helped form an anarchist nation and pilloried the British establishment for half a century, died on Saturday in Oxford.
Edward Albee's Unfinished Business
The late playwright's incomplete works may never see the light of day thanks to a clause in his will.
A Need for African Lit
African countries need to support their literature, says 2017 Caine prize winner Bushra Al Fadhil.
Only 17 Years Overdue
Author Matthew Klam disappeared in the face of a Knopf deadline in 2008. Now he's back, his book finally ready.
- 2017 Jul 05
Tencent's China Literature to Go Public
The e-tailer's online publishing arm has filed for a Hong Kong initial public offering estimated to raise $800 million.
Tolkien Estate and WB Settle Suit
Warner Bros. and the estate of the author J.R.R. Tolkien have settled an $80 million lawsuit over online merchandising.
Larkin Exhibition Sheds Light On Poet
Hundreds of the complicated poet's personal items are on display at the Brynmor Jones library in Hull, England.
Driving the Beat Road
Interviews with the surviving members of the Beat Generation on the West Coast, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Gary Snyder.
Shakespeare’s Cure for Xenophobia
What 'The Merchant of Venice' taught Stephen Greenblatt about ethnic hatred and the literary imagination.
- 2017 Jul 03
Curtis Brown Buys Ed Victor Ltd.
Following the death last month of agent Ed Victor, his eponymous shingle's shareholders have voted to move their business and rights.
Bloomsbury U.K. to Publish Incest Memoir
'The Incest Diary' details a history of sexual abuse that began when the author was just three-years-old—and is causing a stir in the U.K.
The Books That Helped Them Come Out
50 years after the decriminalization of homosexuality in the U.K., writers recall the books that helped them confront their sexuality.
New Owners at Tattered Cover
Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan have officially acquired a controlling interest in the Denver bookstore—but much will be left the same.