Archives about Amazon
As spring break winds to an end (and as writers and small publishers gear up for AWP this coming weekend), we take a look at some of the numbers from 2015 and delve into the state of book sales and digital publishing. We’ve also got some plump footnotes about butterflies, robot authors, unsold furniture, and
A strange week in book culture gives rise to increased attention given to killers turned authors turned celebrities, and an investigation of the disproportionately challenged books of diverse authors. With the acquisition of a Syrian refugee’s memoir and the creation of a Muslim children’s imprint within the Big Five, is American publishing fighting for representation
Amazon news crashes through the book world again with rumors of 300 to 400 hundred bookstores they plan to open—though that number is likely not accurate—and the always-beloved Ursula K. Le Guin will be getting a documentary by mid-2017.
Most of this week’s book buzz centers around the 2016 Winter Institute, so we bring you a small selection of footnotes as dessert to the main course of the findings from the Denver meeting between publishers and independent booksellers. Ready? Set. Read!
As we recover from our sweet potato induced food coma, we still found time to put together a few tidbits to satisfy the appetites of all who are still hungry for news of the literary community, including responses to state of the world, travel to space, and a new digital plateau. Ready? Set. Read!
We’re just waking up after a great day at Wordstock, and what do we find? Amazon is trying to sell books through a brick and mortar store. No, really. We’ve got more info on that as well as a handful of footnotes about binge-watching, academic publishing, and the National Book Awards. Ready? Set. Read!