Magazine Articles Tagged With Amazon

Negative Book Reviews, Kristen Stewart’s Poetry, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.12.14

Penguin Books India recalled and intends to pulp Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History; Grove Atlantic will publish a collection of stories by actor Jesse Eisenberg; Francine Prose and Zoë Heller discuss the need for negative book reviews; and other news.

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A Look Inside the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, George Packer on Amazon, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.14

Amazon’s editorial director offers a bevy of love stories for Valentine’s Day; Open Road will acquire digital publisher E-Reads; Eric Bennett details his time at the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and other news.

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Last Days of William Butler Yeats, Literary Love Affairs, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.10.14

Another executive of Barnes & Noble’s Nook division has reportedly left the company; Amazon is expanding its Kindle business in Brazil; the Irish Times examines the last days of William Butler Yeats; and other news.

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Execution of Poet Hashem Shaabani, Self-Publishing Degree, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.6.14

The University of Central Lancashire has created an MA program designed to teach students self-publishing; the Seattle Times investigates Amazon’s long-term strategy; Roxana Robinson shares her thoughts on the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman; and other news.

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J. K. Rowling Libel Lawsuit, Two New Sappho Poems, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.31.14

J. K. Rowling has filed a libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail; Amazon announced its net sales increased 22 percent in 2013; classicist Dirk Obbink discovered two unknown poems by Sappho; and other news.

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Teenage Poet Yahya Hassan, Class Divide Between Adjunct and Tenured Professors, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.24.14

Vice magazine features Yahya Hassan, a teenage Danish Palestinian poet whose first collection is the most popular book of Danish poetry in history; NBC News spotlights the income disparity between adjunct and tenured professors in the United States; BuzzFeed wants to know if you can guess the identity of a classic novel after reading its first sentence; 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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Eight-Figure Book Deal, Simon & Schuster Pilot Program, E-Books Rising, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.16.14

Julie Bosman reports that St. Martin’s Press has offered an eight-figure book deal to Sylvia Day; Pew Research reveals the percentage of adults who read e-books is rising; the Academy of American Poets announced that poets Khaled Mattawa and Alberto R­íos will serve on its Board of Chancellors; and other news.

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Remembering Amiri Baraka, Disappointment and the Art of Rejection, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.10.14

Former New Jersey poet laureate Amiri Baraka died yesterday at age seventy-nine; sales of Barnes & Noble’s Nook fell 60.5 percent over the nine-week holiday season; Graywolf editor Jeff Shotts discusses the art of rejection; and other news.

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Most Anticipated Books of 2014, Rebecca Mead Profiles Jennifer Weiner, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.6.14

The Millions previews the most anticipated books of 2014; Roxane Gay mines the troubling notion that female protagonists must be likable; Smashwords founder Mark Coker reported that the self-published e-book distributor added around 25,000 authors last year; and other news.

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