Magazine Articles Tagged With writing practices

Authors Discuss Boston Marathon Tragic Bombing, Walter Benjamin’s Tips for Writers, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.16.13

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, authors share their thoughts, including Susan Orlean, Jill Lepore, and Dan Chiasson; Jeva Lange details her quest for Melville's Moby-Dick at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair; essayist Walter Benjamin's thirteen tips for writers; and other news.

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Actor B. J. Novak Lands Seven-Figure Book Deal, Go the F**k to Sleep Movie, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.12.13

The Los Angeles Times reports e-books helped increase overall United States book sales; David Haglund explains the fabricated claim that Dostoevsky met with Charles Dickens; Wendy Francis pens a letter to an aspiring author; and other news.

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Wensink Reveals Amazon Bestseller Royalties, Death of the Boston Phoenix, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.18.13

The Christian Science Monitor reports independent bookstores are increasing sales; Author Patrick Wensink candidly reveals how much money he made after breaking into the Amazon top ten; Susan Orlean shares her memories of working for the Boston Phoenix; and other news.

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Lauren Grodstein on Amazon User Reviews, Maurice Sendak’s Last Book, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.13.13

Author Lara Santoro discussed gender disparity in literary fiction; Volume One Brooklyn views the exhibit Marcel Proust and Swann's Way: 100th Anniversary on display at New York City's Morgan Library; novelist Lauren Grodstein reveals what she's learned from an onslaught of Amazon user reviews; and other news.

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J. M. Coetzee's and Paul Auster's Correspondence, Self-Publishing at SXSW, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.11.13

Apple CEO Tim Cook may testify in the DOJ's e-book price-fixing lawsuit; Alex Mar examines how Internet access is reshaping the experience of an artists' colony; poet Lisa Russ Spaar investigates the source of her insomnia; and other news.

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Richard Nash Examines Business of Literature, Fifty Million Dollar Gift, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.8.13

Helen Zell will give fifty million dollars to the writing program at the University of Michigan; Siddhartha Mitter reports from the Congo Literary Festival; the Telegraph ranks the worst sex scenes in contemporary literature; and other news.

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VIDA Count 2012, Second Lehrer Book Pulled, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.4.13

The VIDA count for 2012 has been published, which spotlights gender disparity among publications; Paul Ford considers Amazon's foggy corporate culture; LynDee Walker shares unconventional tips on dealing with rejection; and other news.

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Barnes & Noble Nook Revenues Down 26 Percent, Curtis Brown Merger, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.28.13

Barnes & Noble reported its Nook revenues are down 26 percent; literary agencies Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh have merged; Edan Lepucki gathered the thoughts on first drafts from several novelists, including Emma Straub, Ben Fountain, and Emily St. John Mandel; and other news.

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Leonard Riggio Wants to Buy Barnes & Noble, Wang Ping Files Discrimination Suit, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.26.13

The founder of Barnes & Noble wants to purchase Barnes & Noble's retail stores and website; poet Wang Ping has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Macalester College; ten of the most divisive authors in recent memory; and other news.

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Tips on How to Get Writing Out of the Slush Pile, Jamaica Kincaid Interview, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.15.13

Barnes & Noble announced its Nook revenues would not meet expectations; J. Robert Lennon explains why some writers strive to be rock star musicians; Ploughshares advises how to get out of the slush pile; and other news.

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