The New York Times

Trying too painfully, achingly hard to write The Great American Novel

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

A recent post in the New York Times fingered the Stateside obsession with the Great American Novel, that white elephant that has crushed many literary aspirations and engendered all kinds of weird [...]

Social media self-promotion for writers Lesson One: Do not beat up on your readers

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 8, 2014 // 6 Comments

Best-selling crime author Chelsea Cain appears to have gone into social media meltdown in a really bad case of Author Meets Facebook. In a series of posts, she managed to diss on her readers for [...]

Barnes & Noble and Google – an Amazon-beating combo?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

A widely quoted report in the New York Times details a partnership between Barnes & Noble and Google to create a same-day book delivery service utilizing Google Shopping Express. According to the [...]

Virtual Unreality looks virtually imbecilic from the cover on in

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

This is a book non-review, because it’s in large part a review of a book cover. And I apologize unreservedly to any genuine worth in the contents that I may have traduced – but I [...]

New York Times argues for censorship

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

Well, okay, if we’re being totally accurate, it’s not the entire New York Times calling for censorship, just Michael Kinsley, Vanity Fair columnist, TV presenter and all-round party guy. [...]

Salon’s Laura Miller swears off Amazon: Not many dead

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

Salon has been the venue for plenty of gratuitous Amazon-bashing in the past. And the latest contribution is from senior Salon writer Laura Miller, who headlines her piece “Goodbye, Amazon: [...]

Is the India ebook market ready to explode?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

India seems to be the next market digital publishers are looking into. And the jumpstart of the India ebook market might come sooner than anticipated. When Penguin India decided to remove and pulp [...]

James Patterson gives money to independent bookstores

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

James Patterson has started giving money to independent bookstores throughout the country. He started a program to give $1 million of his money to bookstores to use in improvements, new programs or [...]

Uncoverage: Putting a Price on Investigative Journalism

By libertyc
December 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

There are plenty of stories about Miley Cyrus and packages falling out of the sky these days. It seems that lost in news coverage is hard-hitting reporting that could actually make a difference. [...]

Wife of Amazon founder reviews "The Everything Store"

By libertyc
November 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

Editors Note: Both Susan Lulgjuraj and Joanna Cabot submitted stories on this topic, but each had a slightly different approach, so we’ll run them both. Be curious what you all think. It turns [...]

Elmore Leonard, Crime Writer, Passes at 87 Years Old

By libertyc
August 21, 2013 // 2 Comments

The New York Times is one of several outlets reporting that crime novelist Elmore Leonard has passed away at 87 years old. According to the article, Leonard had his first story published in 1951 and [...]

E-Single Review: "Searching for Dave Chappelle" by Jason Zinoman (Kindle Single)

By libertyc
August 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

I find it hard to believe “Chappelle’s Show” debuted 10 years ago on Comedy Central. If you’re a fan, you’re like me and throw out one-liners from the show every now and then. [...]

David Carr bashes Amazon, bucks for Witchfinder General vacancy

By libertyc
July 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

The latest in a long series of analyses of the Penguin Random House merger, the Apple price fixing verdict, and the difficulties of Barnes & Noble as all chapters in some great “Lord Of The [...]

Weekend Roundup: 5 ways to save book publishing; marathon writing sessions; Neil Gaiman (maybe) breaks a world record; and more

By Dan Eldridge
July 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Save 1,100 vintage science fiction books from destruction! (i09) Onondaga Public Library in Syracuse, New York, has an enormous collection of roughly 1,100 vintage books in science fiction, mystery [...]

The New York Times Now Available as a Kindle Fire App

By libertyc
July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Love The New York Times and want to read it on your Kindle Fire? Until this week, you had to settle for the Kindle edition, which gave you the articles but none of the multi-media content. No longer. [...]

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