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As bookstores look forward to the holiday sales season, readers and media reflect on the past year, including the best books, the most overlooked books, and what makes a writer worth reading. It’s also the season of fundraisers, so if you haven’t already donated to or voted for Late Night Library Library, we’d love your
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!
After the exciting and exhausting work of hosting All Fines Forgiven, we are taking a break this week to enjoy some coffee and deliver a hodgepodge of industry news via digestible footnotes. We recommend the espresso con panna. Ready? Set? Read.
With the hubbub about Go Set a Watchman reaching a crescendo this week, important events like the sale of Books-A-Million and the unanimous callout of Amazon were almost drowned out. We also have footnotes for the women you most want to get lunch with: Cheryl Strayed, Lena Dunham, Ida B. Wells. Ready? Set? Read! Illustration
Harper Lee’s soon-to-be-released Go Set a Watchman has made a splash in book culture that’s only appropriate given the high esteem with which To Kill a Mockingbird is held. Meanwhile, the Authors Guild calls for a doubling of ebook royalty rates. Macmillan adds 1,000 more titles to Scribd and Oyster, and iBooks allows more complex
As spring fades to summer and the country responds to political campaigns, race relations, and international affairs, the book industry is following suit with a week’s worth of social justice updates from a theft in Colombia to publicity for feminist and diversity campaigns. Our footnotes similarly reflect an activist interest with McSweeney’s Kickstarter launches and