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  • 'Every article and review and book that I have ever published has constituted an appeal to the person or persons to whom I should have talked before I dared to write it. I never launch any little essay without the hope - and the fear, because the encounter may also be embarrassing - that I...

JK Rowling's new Robert Galbraith thriller Troubled Blood sold almost 65,000 copies in just five days last week, amid widespread criticism of the author's decision to include a serial killer who dresses in women's clothing in the novel.

According to an oft-cited and oft-lamented statistic, a mere 3% of books published in the U.S. are works in translation.

Link: Exit Interview with Michael Eisenberg 21 September 2020

For more than four decades, Michael Eisenberg has been a fixture in children's books, notably in the field of library marketing. Last month, he ended that chapter of his life when he retired from his post at Highlights for Children.

John Sargent, Macmillan's longtime chief executive, will leave the publishing company in January because of disagreements over its direction, according to an announcement from its parent company, Holtzbrinck, on Thursday.

Expectations for the new Dune movie from director Denis Villeneuve are sky-high after the release of a promising first trailer earlier this month. But anyone who's seen the David Lynch version from 1984 knows that Dune is a hard book to adapt. Science fiction author Rajan Khanna notes that the...

For much of history, reading was a fairly noisy activity. On clay tablets written in ancient Iraq and Syria some 4,000 years ago, the commonly used words for "to read" literally meant "to cry out" or "to listen". "I am sending a very urgent message," says one letter from this period. "Listen to...

Your book readers are moving online, and so should you. More and more buying decisions are made online, and virtual storefronts make it easy for customers to go from browsing to purchasing within a single click of a button.

The translator is a writer. The writer is a translator. How many times have I run up against these assertions? - in a chat between translators protesting because they are not listed in a publisher's index of authors; or in the work of literary theorists, even poets ("Each text is unique, yet at...

Link: The Art of Disappearing | CrimeReads 21 September 2020

Amelia Earhart climbed into her plane on July 2, 1937 en route to Howland Island in the central Pacific Ocean. She was never seen or heard from again. There are theories. She was a castaway on Gardner Island in the Republic of Kiribati. She was a prisoner in the Marshall Islands. Even with all...

This past March, in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the house, my wife was watching television. This was not her style. The kids had been home for three weeks, she was finishing up graduate school, and we were still shooting for a semblance of normalcy. This...

'Every article and review and book that I have ever published has constituted an appeal to the person or persons to whom I should have talked before I dared to write it. I never launch any little essay without the hope - and the fear, because the encounter may also be embarrassing - that I shall...

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