Rob Spillman, Tin House Magazine
This episode of Late Night Conversation features Rob Spillman, editor of Tin House Magazine and Tin House Books. Paul talks with Rob about independent publishing, U.S. v. Apple, Amazon.com’s predatory pricing practices, e-book distribution, The Brooklyn/Portland issue of Tin House Magazine, and international fiction.
In this episode, Late Night Library also announces One for The Books! : a six-month campaign to support independent booksellers and independent publishers. Are you ready to participate? Listen to Paul’s conversation with Rob, and then join the campaign by emailing your pledge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pledges do not require a financial contribution, but we will publish the names of pledgers on our website! Pledge Levels: Late Night Reader, Late Night Author, Late Night Publisher, and Late Night Brick-and-Mortar. Listen for more details.
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About our guest:
Rob’s writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur,Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Real Simple, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Worth, among other magazines, newspapers, and essay collections. He is also the editor of Gods and Soldiers: the Penguin Anthology of Contemporary African Writing, which was published in 2009.
Interested in learning more about the topics addressed in Paul’s monologue? A few links to get you started:
Smashwords founder, Mark Coker, on the Agency Model
Four-part series on Amazon’s corporate practices
“Self-Published Author Takes on Amazon”
Tune in to Late Night Debut on October 31st for our Cave Canem podcast. John Murillo and Camille Rankine discuss Marcus Jackson’s debut poetry collection, Neighborhood Register.