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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 03/2013

'Doctor Sleep', Stephen King's New Book, Cover Revealed (IMAGE)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Books

The cover for Stephen King's forthcoming sequel to The Shining, called Doctor Sleep, has been released by Scribner. The forthcoming book, release...

How To Be A Travel Writer: Technology Most Used By Professionals (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 03.01.2013 | Books

Ever wanted to know how to be a travel writer? Courtesy of Hotel Club, we have a new infographic about the tech tools most commonly used in the trade....

8 Absolutely Ridiculous Ways Comic Book Characters Have Been Brought Back From The Dead | Mental Floss

Posted 03.02.2013 | Books
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You may have read headlines recently, at websites like the New York Post or Rolling Stone, reporting that Batman's beloved sidekick Robin will be kill...

#TitleSwap On Twitter Creates Some Cool-Sounding Books

Posted 03.02.2013 | Books

We're pretty sure that today's literary Twitter meme is @neilhimself's fault. Either way, #TitleSwap has us giggling - and also occasionally thinking,...

Len Deighton's Bomber, The First Book Ever Written On A Word Processor. - Slate Magazine

Posted 03.03.2013 | Books
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Would best-selling novelist Len Deighton care to take a walk? It was 1968, and the IBM technician who serviced Deighton's typewriters had just heard f...

Are Agents And Publishers At War? | FutureBook

Posted 03.03.2013 | Books
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The news of Conville Walsh's effective acquisition by Curtis Brown invites a number of responses. Not least is the reflection that we live in a time o...

Amanda Palmer's TED Talk Contains Important Lessons For Publishers (VIDEO)

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

This piece on Amanda Palmer's TED Talk is the first in a new series called Tough Love. I love publishing, but I believe that many traditional aspects ...

James Salter, Tom McCarthy Win Windham-Campbell $150,000 Literary Award

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

James Salter, Tom McCarthy and Adina Hoffman are among a group of writers who are now $150,000 richer thanks to the Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell L...

VIDA 2012 Count Finds Depressingly Familiar Results For Male-Female Books Coverage

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

The 2012 VIDA count of book reviews and reviewers, marking the male-female split in mainstream literary coverage over the past year, has been released...

'Fifty Shades' Porn Parody Countersuit Claims Books Are In Public Domain (Exclusive)

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books
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In November, Universal Studios sued Smash Pictures, the makers of a porn film titled "Fifty Shades of Grey: A XXX Adaptation". Universal is alleging c...

'Fahrenheit 451' Cover Designs (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.04.2013 | Books

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a classic work about the burning of books. There have been dozens of different international editions, yet two websi...

Susan Orlean New Book: Los Angeles Public Library Is The Subject

Posted 03.05.2013 | Books

Susan Orlean, the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief (kind-of inspiration for the movie "Adaptation") and Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend, as...

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia: The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 03.05.2013 | Books

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia By Mohsin Hamid Riverhead Books, $26.95 What is it about? Written in the second person, "you" are a smart k...

Nora Ephron's Final Act - NYTimes.com

Posted 03.06.2013 | Books
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At 10 p.m. on a Friday night in a private room on the 14th Floor of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital on 68th and York Avenue, my mother was lying in her ...

Watergate Novel Nominated For Fiction Prize

Posted 03.06.2013 | Books

NEW YORK -- Thomas Mallon's novel about the scandal that brought down Richard Nixon is a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award for fiction. Published b...

'Couture Dogs Of New York' Features Some Fabulously Dressed Canines (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

The photographer Paul Nathan and his wife Nadine Rubin Nathan have traveled New York, finding the most stylish dogs for their new book, Couture Dogs o...

Self-Publishing Comic Books: ComiXology Launches 'Submit'

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Self-publishing a comic book has traditionally not been an easy way to reach an audience. But a new offering from ComiXology might change that. A l...

Burning Books: Julian Baggini Sets Fire To Encyclopedia In This Thought-Provoking Short Film (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Julian Baggini is a writer and philosopher who has just released a video called Bibliocide, of him burning his old set of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. ...

E-book Porn Flourishes On Amazon's Kindle | Internet & Media - CNET News

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books
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Amazon has a problem with pornography. The company created technology to filter smut from its library of video and print offerings and it also pays...

Can NFC Technology Save Libraries, Provide Book Samples? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Miami Ad School students Max Pilwat, Keri Tan and Ferdi Rodriguez have come up with a concept video about how public libraries could share book sample...

Two New Books, One Title. How'd That Happen? - AARP

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books
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Browsing for your next great read you may soon discover two books with the same alluring title: Life After Life. One is by Kate Atkinson (from Reagan ...

Random House Digital Imprints Offer Controversial Writer Contracts

Posted 03.08.2013 | Books

This week, Random House generated controversy among writers over the terms of their contracts for two of their new digital-only imprints: Hydra, which...

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of March 11, 2013

Posted 03.08.2013 | Books

First published in Publishers Weekly This week, William H. Gass's first novel in nearly 20 years, cyborg cockroaches, and a roof that changes shape...

Cats In Books Featured In 'Puss In Books'

Posted 03.09.2013 | Books

If books are the precursor to the internet, is it any wonder that they're filled with cats? From Egyptian tomb walls to Thai manuscripts, if there's o...

EL James New Book: 'Fifty Shades' Author To Publish Writing Guide

Posted 03.11.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — E L James' latest project is a journal that also offers a few tips on one of life's most enduring passions: writing. Vintage Books a...