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  1. publishing drama
    Around 800 Copies of Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale Sequel Got Sent Out Early“Good news!” read a note sent to some customers. “We’re able to get part of your order to you sooner than we originally promised.”
  2. publishing
    Alfred A. Knopf Has Fired Publishing Luminary Gary FisketjonThe company said Fisketjon breached company policy.
  3. the mueller report
    How to Read Your Mueller Report (and How Long You’ll Have to Wait)From a no-frills mass-market edition to an audiobook to Alan Dershowitz, five ways to get the goods.
  4. scammers gonna scam
    Best-Selling Scammer Dan Mallory to Continue ScammingThe Woman in the Window author will publish a second book.
  5. year in culture 2018
    Book Publishing’s No Good, Very Good Year of TrumpIn 2018, publishers cried about the president all the way to the bank.
  6. audiobooks
    Audiobooks Are the New E-books, Except They Might Keep GrowingThe rise of audiobooks is a tech story, and the battle for its future involves the same players as the e-book wars.
  7. keanu reeves
    Keanu Reeves Is Publishing ‘Esoteric’ Books, Not Erotic Like We First ThoughtThis is cool too, though.
  8. The Best Titles From Anthony Bourdain’s Book ImprintAnthony Bourdain’s publisher and collaborator selects the best books from Bourdain’s imprint.
  9. tributes
    Anthony Bourdain’s Editor Says He Was Working on a ‘More Personal’ New Book“I’ve never heard one person say anything negative about Tony Bourdain.”
  10. books
    Sarah Jessica Parker Is a Book Person NowThis year’s hottest trend is books.
  11. publishing
    Younger Made Up a Book Pitch Good Enough to Get Published in Real LifeSimon & Schuster is publishing Marriage Vacation in June.
  12. What the Job of a Sensitivity Reader Is Really LikeDhonielle Clayton explains.
  13. acquisitions
    Rolling Stone Has a New Owner After Penske Media Invests $100 Million ValuationPMC adds Rolling Stone to a list of titles that includes Deadline, Variety, and IndieWire.
  14. When Will Helen DeWitt Be Recognized As One of the Great American Novelists?A flood of bad luck has kept her debut The Last Samurai out of print. Will a new edition finally change things?
  15. Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Launch Their Own Book Publishing ImprintLena Dunham isn’t just a writer of books – soon she’ll be a publisher of books, too. Today BuzzFeed reports that Dunham and Jenni Konner have […]
  16. How Comedian Pat Stango Made His Day Job His Dream Job Part-time writer/comedian, full-time Penguin Random House Publishing employee, Pat Stango has created a pretty fun branded content idea with […]
  17. reasons to love new york
    This One-Man Publishing House May Be the Book World’s Smallest Press ANTIBOOKCLUB, the operation of 33-year-old Gabriel Levinson, releases just one title of literary fiction or nonfiction each year.
  18. amazon prime
    Amazon Buries the Hatchet (Not Hachette)The online retailer and the publishing company have finally made a deal. But what were the terms?
  19. Dave Hill Clears Up the Amazon-Hachette Dispute for Dick Cavett and […]The battle between Amazon and Hachette books rages on without any comment from Amazon, so Dave Hill put together this video with legendary TV […]
  20. amazon reviews
    The Book World Asks: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Amazon?“A loya jirga for book people” was convened last night to look for answers.
  21. books
    J.K. Rowling Secretly Wrote and Published a Detective NovelBut now that everyone knows, Amazon orders for the book are skyrocketing.
  22. publishing
    Variety Will Soon Stop Releasing Daily EditionsAlso, they’re removing their paywall.
  23. Five Ways Tumblr Doesn’t Prepare You To Write A Humor BookIn the modern publishing climate, there are two pathways to a humor book: Be famous or have a website. First, pull out your wallet and check […]
  24. Comedy Central’s Getting Into the Book Publishing BusinessLooks like Comedy Central has taken their recent survey on youth’s love of comedy (plus the success of books by Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, Jon […]
  25. harry potter
    J.K. Rowling Signs Deal for New Novel for AdultsMiss U, Harry Potter.
  26. publishing
    Elizabeth Taylor’s NYT Obituary Was Written by Someone Who Is Also DeadAnd has been for years.
  27. vulture recommends
    New York ‘Literary Idol’ Releases Debut Novel!We ran an excerpt from a then-untitled novel; it didn’t take Maaza Mengiste long to get a book deal.
  28. the end
    First They Came for the Trade Publication: Kirkus ClosesKirkus was always known, to the booksellers and industry reporters who relied on its write-ups of forthcoming titles, as the cranky review house.
  29. chat room
    Author Ben Yagoda Discusses Memoir WritingOn Palin’s new book: “I can only imagine how many typos will make it through.”
  30. kudos
    Broke Writers Rejoice After the 25th Whiting AwardsCrashed cars! Publishers running off solar power! Tennyson quotes!
  31. the end
    Book Man Steve Rubin’s Ambitions Shrink With the IndustryRubin, ousted from Doubleday, announced he’ll head the much smaller Henry Holt, and make it more “focused.”
  32. the future
    Microsoft Joins the War on BooksFree Kindle software with the new Windows!
  33. blockbusters
    Dan Brown Book Party Conspicuously Unmysterious“A woman I have never met but a woman whom I love deeply: Janet Maslin of the New York ‘Times.’”
  34. dan brown
    History’s Most Anticipated Thriller Protected by State-of-the-art Chain-link FenceTwo whole locks?
  35. as the bookworm turns
    Coming Soon: Jane Friedman 3.0Resurrecting the specter of synergy for an Internet era.
  36. chat room
    Paul Slovak on the Paradoxical Task of Editing William T. Vollmann’Imperial’ was not actually “line-edited during a 36-hour peyote séance by the ghosts of John Steinbeck, Jack London, and Sinclair Lewis.”
  37. ad wizards
    Borders Finally Realizing That This Whole Twilight Phenomenon Could Help SalesThey are beginning to roll out teen-specific sections in their stores.
  38. book report
    Exclusive: Richistan Author Sells Riches to RagsSob stories from former fat cats reduced to flying commercial, handled with a blend of empathy and derision.
  39. book report
    James Frey Joins Team Michael BayBay reportedly paid in the “high six figures” for a Frey book about a group of alien children fallen to Earth following an attack on their home planet.
  40. book report
    McNally Jackson’s Coming Book Machine Heralds Future of Publishing (Again)Exclusive: New York’s first permanent machine will be cranking out paperbacks at Soho’s McNally Jackson Books.
  41. books
    Roxana Saberi, American Journo Imprisoned in Iran, Redeeming Celeb Publishing?She spent six years studying Iran from the inside, but does she have time to write the book she needs to?
  42. chat room
    Novelist Binnie Kirshenbaum on The Scenic Route and Life Under the Radar“Women narrators are supposed to be likable, and my characters are not necessarily nice and/or likable. But they are funny.”
  43. the end
    Adventures in Publicity: ‘Psychiatric Reports’ for CriticsWe were clobbered over a feature we wrote, and now suffer from “nyctophobia”?
  44. bea
    Sully Aces BookExpo AppearanceWith the attention of more than 100 conventiongoers at stake, Sully’s heroic brevity at BookExpo landed listeners safely at the five o’clock cocktail hour.
  45. bea
    BookExpo Another (Good) Excuse to Cry, ‘The Sky Is Falling!’The once-joyous red-letter events of the cultural calendar reduced to doom-y article ledes.
  46. bea
    Steven Tyler ‘Rocks’ BookExpo Keynote, Confuses Chuck KlostermanTopics included raccoon hunting, African cranes, harmonic fifths, and growing up in the Bronx with big lips.
  47. the end
    Sarah Palin Book Deal a Chance for Saul Bellow’s Son to ShineAdam Bellow finally has a chance to prove his genius.
  48. ad wizards
    Borders Adopts Bold New Marketing Strategy: Trying to Sell BooksColor us impressed!
  49. books
    A Big Day in Crap PublishingToday’s important author: 50 Cent.
  50. books
    Random House Finally ExhalesDan Brown’s desperately anticipated follow-up to ‘The Da Vinci Code’ will be released in September.
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