Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

Oyster Raises Fourteen Million Dollars, Benjamin Percy’s Novel Optioned by FOX, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.15.14

Oyster, the Netflix-like service for literature, has raised fourteen million dollars in investments; Richard Nash will leave Small Demons and join Byliner; Benjamin Percy’s novel Red Moon has been optioned by FOX TV as a potential series; and other news.

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James Frey’s Big Score, Twitter Fiction Festival, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.14.14

Researchers believe they may have found a computer algorithm that will predict bestsellers; Twitter announced its second annual fiction festival for March 12–16; A Million Little Pieces author James Frey landed a two million dollar film deal with 20th Century Fox; and other news.

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Scribd and Smashwords Form Partnership, Writing Residency for Life in Detroit, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.19.13

E-book companies Scribd and Smashwords have inked a global partnership agreement; a new program based in Detroit—Write A House—is offering a writing residency that never ends; Dave Eggers discusses living in America in the wake of the NSA spying revelations; and other news.

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Bookstore Sales Dip, Charles Dickens, Best Book Cover Designs of 2013, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.16.13

A scholar at Boston University offers a theory that Charles Dickens may have been inspired by the factory workers of Lowell, Massachusetts; the New York Times selects the best book cover designs of 2013; the Barnes & Noble in Pleasant Hill, California, will close at the end of this month; and other news.

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New Judith Regan Imprint, Memoir in the Age of Twitter, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.11.13

Phaidon has hired Judith Regan to head a new multimedia imprint; the National Library of Norway intends to scan every Norwegian book in existence; a Charles Bukowski-themed bar will open this Friday in California; and other news.

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Ten Best Debut Novels of 2013, Rick Riordan on Getting Published, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.10.13

Jason Diamond picks his ten favorite debut novels of 2013; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selected Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings as its latest pick; best-selling author Rick Riordan shares his thoughts on getting published; and other news.

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Amazon’s Drones, Best Books to Give as Gifts, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.2.13

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos revealed a delivery system in the works called Prime Air, in which drones deliver goods; Kat Stoeffel speaks with poet and Antarctic artist-in-residence Jynne Dilling Martin; Jason Diamond rounds up the best books this year to give as gifts; and other news.

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Ian Hamilton’s Salinger Biography Up for Auction, Speed-Reading Apps, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.12.13

A galley copy of Ian Hamilton’s unpublished biography of J. D. Salinger is up for auction; Tim Ferriss announced he is launching an audiobook publisher; the Independent recalls the life and work of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas; and other news.

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PDF Poetry Gets the New Heave-Ho

by Rachael Hanel

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.13

November/December 2013

The New Heave-Ho, a PDF-only poetry press founded by poet Noel Black, aims to deliver poetry collections to the masses in free and by-donation PDF format.

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Elevated Platforms: Making Sense of Self-Publishing Options

by Adrian Versteegh

Special Section

Posted 11.1.13

Adrian Versteegh

With an increasing number of self-publishing platforms available online, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. This roundup of available services will help make sense of the options.

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