Archive for May, 2006
The Fine Print: Brooklyn’s indie publishers turn the page
“In big publishing, the line is that people don’t read, and we’re all competing for the same dwindling pool of readers,” says Johnny Temple, publisher of Akashic. “That’s not true. We’re going out and finding new readers, and showing people that reading can be provocative and exciting.” […]
Suggested book ratings system
Subjects: humor, publishing
Neil Gaiman and the editor of Wired discuss the myth of Superman.
David Foster Wallace’s dirty secret
Promotional Intelligence - New York Times
The pride and joy of publishing, literary fiction has always been wonderfully ill suited to the very industry that sustains it. Like an elegant but impoverished aristocrat married to a nouveau riche spouse, it has long been subsidized by mass-market fiction and by nonfiction ripped from the headlines. One supplies […]
The book is not dead
What’s with all the goddamn celebrities who think they can write novels?
Ask A Ninja: Question 9 “Ninja Love” - WMV | Ask A Ninja
Ask a Ninja is my new favorite online show.
Subjects: free, video, humor
Cervantes influence on Flaubert
Subjects: criticism, theory
Ron Silliman’s review of the DaVinci code is probably as spot on as reviews of poorly-written blockbusters get.
Subjects: criticism, fiction