Magazine Articles Tagged With technology

Author Teddy Wayne Is Bad at Twitter (Not Really), Guide to Writing a Memoir, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.23.13

With tips from Meghan Daum, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Salon offers a guide to writing a memoir; The Love Song of Jonny Valentine author Teddy Wayne discussed the difficulties of self-promotion; David Fincher is in discussions to direct the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling Gone Girl; and other news.

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James Wolcott on William Styron, W. G. Sebald's Writing Tips, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.16.13

Poet Roya Hakakian details the personal importance of the work of Iranian poet Firoozeh Papan-Matin; Guy Kawasaki offers ten strategies for publishers to succeed in the future; a new App called Paragraph Shorts features both classic and new short fiction paired with independent music; and other news.

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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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