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The Fine Print: Brooklyn’s indie publishers turn the page

Monday May 29th 2006, 1:50 pm

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.” […]





A ratings system for books

Thursday May 25th 2006, 6:02 pm

Suggested book ratings system
Subjects: humor, publishing





The Myth of Superman

Wednesday May 24th 2006, 8:39 pm

Neil Gaiman and the editor of Wired discuss the myth of Superman.

Subjects: superheroes





HAHAHAHA

Tuesday May 23rd 2006, 6:14 pm

David Foster Wallace’s dirty secret
Subjects: humor





literary vs commercial fiction

Tuesday May 23rd 2006, 6:09 pm

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 […]





Why books resist the rise of novel technologies - The Net - Times Online

Tuesday May 23rd 2006, 5:49 pm

The book is not dead
Via Bookslut

Subjects: publishing





Snoop Dogg, Bob Newhart, Stephen Baldwin: Celebs Get Writerly This Fall—A Preview

Friday May 19th 2006, 5:32 pm

What’s with all the goddamn celebrities who think they can write novels?
Subjects: publishing





Ask A Ninja: Question 9

Monday May 15th 2006, 12:40 am

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, Flaubert

Friday May 12th 2006, 2:52 pm

Cervantes influence on Flaubert
Subjects: criticism, theory





Silliman’s Review of the DaVinci Code

Friday May 12th 2006, 2:48 pm

Ron Silliman’s review of the DaVinci code is probably as spot on as reviews of poorly-written blockbusters get.

Subjects: criticism, fiction





 
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