Magazine Articles Tagged With book reviews

Twenty Facts About Dr. Seuss, Auden's Secret Life of Good Deeds, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.3.14

A six-year-old collects six hundred books for the homeless; Leon Trotsky’s opinion on the Ukraine; a new biography of filmmakers during war; and other news.

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MacKenzie Bezos’s One-Star Amazon Review, Salinger’s Writing Advice, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.5.13

MacKenzie Bezos—wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos—posted a one-star review of Brad Stone’s The Everything Store; Mariel Hemingway revealed that her family didn’t speak of her grandfather Ernest’s suicide; Dr. George Walkden argues that the opening of Beowulf has been misconstrued for hundreds of years; and other news.

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The Best Reviews Money Can Buy: 
Critical Care for Self-Published Authors

by Melissa Faliveno

Special Section

Posted 11.1.13

Melissa Faliveno

Kirkus Indie, a relatively new branch of Kirkus Reviews magazine, has paved the way toward a new tradition of book reviewing, allowing self-published authors to purchase professional book reviews that may be seen by agents, editors, and potential readers.

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Q&A: Pamela Paul's New Book Review

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.13

July/August 2013

Pamela Paul, the new editor of the New York Times Book Review, discusses her job and the current climate of literary criticism. 

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Claire Messud Educates Interviewer on Literature, HBO to Adapt Olive Kitteridge, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.2.13

GalleyCat reveals how many sold books land authors on the self-published bestseller list; HBO intends to adapt Elizabeth Strout's bestselling novel Olive Kitteridge; Luci Tapahonso has been named the Navajo nation's first poet laureate; and other news.

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Digital Digest: Algorithms for What to Read Next

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.13

May/June 2013

As online book reviews and user-sourced suggestion models have become increasingly important to the bookselling industry, publishers are developing new digital platforms for reviews and recommendations. 

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Kurt Vonnegut's Writers' Workshop Assignment, Ten Favorite Books of 2012, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.3.12

The BBC will create a six-episode series based on Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell; Emma Komlos-Hrobsky writes of attending a Sylvia Plath symposium in Bloomington, Indiana; New York magazine's Kathryn Schulz lists her ten favorite books of 2012; and other news.

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Goodbye to Algonquin's Oak Room, E. B. White Answers the ASPCA, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.3.12

Melville House wonders when publishers will speak out about Amazon; New York City's Algonquin Hotel announced that when it reopens this spring after a renovation, the famed Oak Room will be gone; E. B. White answers a charge levied by the ASPCA; and more

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Back From the Dead: The State of Book Reviewing

by Jane Ciabattari

The Practical Writer

Posted 9.1.11

September/October 2011

Despite the recent collapse of book review sections in newspapers and magazines, the form is still thriving across a variety of venues, from web-savvy publications to local papers.

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Prominent Newspapers Change Book Coverage

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.29.09

Two of the country’s most prominent newspapers announced significant changes to their book coverage last week. The Chicago Tribune not only reformatted its Saturday books page but officially launched Printers Row, a literary blog featuring expanded content and contributions from readers. The San Francisco Chronicle, meanwhile, scrapped its usual best-seller list on Sunday in favor of lists provided by the Northern California Independent Bookseller Association.

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