Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

Literary Twitter, Author Selfies, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.5.14

The Millions rounds up the best literary tweets on Twitter; Flavorwire showcases twelve author selfies; Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss how a story’s classic marriage plot holds up; and other news.

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Natasha Trethewey on the State of Poetry, New Jane Austen Fragment, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.4.14

Philip Roth restated that he is finished with the writing of novels; a new fragment of Jane Austen’s handwriting has been found; Wired reports the cost of the Amazon Prime program will increase significantly; and other news.

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Poetry Versus Prose Debate Results in Violence, Shakespeare Science, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.29.14

The New Yorker published an excerpt of Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch; the Telegraph lists several products that use poets to move merchandise, including potato chips; USA Today details why generations of readers still love Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; and other news.

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Falling Bookstore Sales, Amazon’s Mystery Device, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.17.14

The Boston Globe reports that Amazon is working on a new product at its lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Paramount has purchased film rights to Sabaa Tahir’s first novel, An Ember in the Ashes, for seven-figures; Callie Leuck weighs in on the Oxford comma; and other news.

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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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