Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

Steve Almond on the State of Narrative Fiction, New Novel by Khaled Hosseini, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.14.13

Caleb Crain on the life and death of Aaron Swartz; Chris Hayes discusses Barack Obama with authors Ayana Mathis, George Saunders, Victor LaValle, and Michael Chabon; Pentametron, a Twitter bot, seeks out tweets written in iambic pentameter; and other news.

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Pynchon to Collaborate With P. T. Anderson, Pearson to Invest in Nook Media, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.28.12

Pearson will invest almost ninety million dollars in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media; Thomas Pynchon will collaborate with Paul Thomas Anderson on the film version of Pynchon's 2009 novel Inherent Vice; Goodreads revealed its most reviewed book in 2012; and other news.

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Maya Apocalypse Reading List, Sheila Heti on Art and Commerce, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.20.12

Penguin Group has settled with the Department of Justice over the e-book pricing lawsuit; Roxane Gay reminds us there are writers who live places other than New York City; the Los Angeles Times has a reading list for the Maya apocalypse; and other news.

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Ten Things to Consider Before Self-Publishing, Bad Breakups, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.13.12

A new study suggests back-lit tablet devices may be the best choice for readers with macular degeneration; ten rewards and risks to consider before self-publishing; Jason Pontin explores how "authoring tools can suggest novel styles of writing"; and other news.

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Penguin and Random House Reach Agreement, Hurricane Sandy Reading List, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.29.12

Penguin and Random House have reached an agreement to combine—creating the largest book publisher in the world; Flavorpill has an essential stormy weather reading list; Publishers Weekly lists terrible reviews of classic literature; and other news.

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Turning Pages: What Happened to the Book?

by Ana Menéndez

The Literary Life

Posted 9.28.12

Ana Menéndez

Fiction writer Ana Menéndez examines the sanctity of books in the technological age and how some artists have transformed them into pieces of art. 

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Digital Digest: The “Single-Sitting” Revolution

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 6.30.12

July/August 2012

Despite worries that digital media sounded the death knell for serious, immersive reading, publishing platforms such as the iPad, Kindle, and Nook have given rise to single-sitting works—longform journalism pieces, single stories, and short novellas—that have broad reader appeal.

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Digital Digest: Apps Reveal Reading’s Social Side

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 12.31.11

January/February 2012

The newly launched Findings, an online community that lets users compile and contribute excerpts from books and websites, joins a growing number of digital endeavors that place a new emphasis on sharing while reading.

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Inner Space: Clearing Some Room for Inspiration

by Frank Bures

Special Section

Posted 12.31.11

January/February 2012

Barraged by dozens of gigabytes of information each day, the mind of the contemporary writer can be stimulated to the point of creative shutdown. But writers throughout history have grappled with distraction, and understanding the tendencies of the artistic mind may be the first step to opening space for creativity to flourish.

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Network: How to Use LinkedIn to Connect With Your Community

by Thomas Israel Hopkins

The Practical Writer

Posted 10.31.11

November/December 2011

While other social networking sites are useful for playful community-building, LinkedIn provides a place for professional writers to focus on sincerity when creating connections.

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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