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Leatherstone by David Pabian: A Review

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

The survival strategy of self-publishing was adopted by the screenwriter David Patrick Pabian, author of Leatherstone, an arresting, modern day riff on Mary Shelly's Frankenstein.

Ogalalla Blue

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

In 1978 the Corp of Engineers built a 48 million dollar reservoir in Oklahoma called Optima Dam. Due to declines in groundwater, it has never held so much as a teacup of water.

Drill Another Hole in My Head, Baby, Drill Me Now

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

There has been a raft of books and articles out recently that try to explain why low and moderate income people are voting against their own economic and social interests.

Mystery Writer Parnell Hall Sings The Book Tour Blues (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's every writer's dream to be published and sent on tour, doing book signings for fans lined up just to have a moment with you. If you're Mary Higgi...

In Praise of Doing Things Badly

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

It is every bookseller's pleasure -- and our obligation -- to support the self-published writer who will not be stilled by market forces, publishing companies, critics or inhibition.

Christian Bookseller To Be Arrested For Copyright Infringement On Hundreds Of Christian Books

Publishers Weekly | Lynn Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Andrew Amue by the High Court in London after Amue failed to appear at a hearing to enforce a March ...

All Literature Is Gossip

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Rain fell hard all day during the Arkansas Bookseller's Show and the wind daunted even the most serious of book buyers and readers. The convention center was exactly empty.

Jarndyce Vs. Jarndyce

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House contains myriad plots and subplots, the foremost of these being the absurdity of a legal case that seems to have no purpose but to line the pockets of lawyers.

SXSWi: Will Publishers Miss The Chance To Connect With Digital Audience

Los Angeles Times | Peter Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last year I was invited to join a discussion at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival about the future of book publishing. An offshoot of the mo...

Barnes & Noble: Will The Bookseller Survive?

Los Angeles Times | Andrea Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The story line for bookstore giant Barnes & Noble Inc. is growing ever more dramatic, with falling store sales, increasingly stiff competition and a f...

Books As Art: Steven B. Levine's Wood Works

Baltimore Sun | Dave Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the latest installment of our art series, here's a look New Jersey artisan Steven B. Levine, who crafts beautiful books from wood. They can have hi...

The Best Lack All Conviction

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

President Obama seems to be having a rocky time steering the Ship of State lately. He tacks right, he tacks left; he sails in an ever widening circle. We've been given many explanations for this reality.

The Dick Gibson Show by Stanley Elkin

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

What Elkin is saying in The Dick Gibson Show is that Americans want to hear what they want to hear -- and will seek out radio personalities who agree to whisper sweet nothings into their ears.

Shooting Fish in a Barrel: Stephen King and Under the Dome

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Under the Dome is about what happens when a place and the people who live there are locked inside a glass dome: no one can get in and no one can get out.

The Secret Lives Of Dentists

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

Truly, the streets of my town are so filled with folks with Elvis Presley and Ann Margaret smiles that you might think that you're on the set of "Viva Las Vegas."

Barnes & Noble And James Patterson Team Up For In-Store Kids' Book Recommendations, alex cross, witch and wizard, swimsuit

CNN Money | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Barnes & Noble, Inc. continues its storied tradition of making books and reading more accessible to kids with its newest addition to the Children's se...

Going Rogue by Sarah Palin: A Review (Sort-of)

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

Is Going Rogue a good book? Who knows? Who cares? Generally speaking, books by politicians of any ideological persuasion have the shelf life of a grape.

The Awkward Age

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

I'm caught between a lingering fantasy of a Roman Holiday, and the aspirations of a Care Consultant who hopes I am infirm enough to require batteries for effective locomotion. Goodness, what an awkward age!

The Genius of the Place

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Krotz

I can clearly see my house, or the beginnings of my house, in the far background of a 1903 postcard of the First Christian Church in Berryville, Arkansas.

Off My Nut in Johannesburg

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

All the holy books say that the end of time is the beginning of time. The physicist Stephen Hawking says that time is a figure eight. And a local high-schooler I know doesn't know what time it is.

Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Krotz

The message of Bleak House is that a lawsuit is the end of reason and not as we presuppose, the beginning of reasoned argument.

The Uses of Poetry

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

Fifty years after I found myself begging in London, I continue to find poetry useful.

On The Collecting of Books

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

The single piece of advice I give to a prospective collector is that if a book makes you cry, collect it. I suppose that's why I own nine copies of The Sun Also Rises.

Letters From the Pen: A Review

Daniel Krotz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Krotz

Letters offers an opportunity to witness a man in an unusual, if not unique, situation as he fine-tunes his craft and his understanding of the human condition.

Burying Ben Franklin

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Krotz

My friend is depressed by how things are turning out. He realizes how unreflective he has been, and he has suddenly realized how badly people are being served by our institutions.