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How Do Publishers Select Which Books To Publish?

Steven Zacharius | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Steven Zacharius

Publishers don't decide which books they're going to publish while sitting alone in a dark room with one little lamp burning. It's not a secretive process and it's not just a matter of a singular person's whims or personal tastes.

Friday Talking Points -- Defending Populism

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.

Chang Is Wired

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

The top food trends circulating the minds of chefs and the mouths of editors comes to fruition in the October issue of Wired magazine. Let's talk umami and bugs!

GUESTBOOK 3 A Journal About Living Beautifully - and Sharing It

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

One of the most exclusive magazines on the planet can only be found in the luxury apartments rented out by onefinestay. With locations in Paris, London, New York, and LA, it's the perfect way to live like a local.

Friday Talking Points -- Cold War Nostalgia

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Before we get this ball rolling, we have two minor points which relate to the calendar which we feel merit mentioning. First, for the superstitious among us, it's not only Friday the 13th, but it's actually a double-dose, being 9/13/13. Wooo! Scary!

The Native Ad Controversy

Richard Tso | Posted 08.03.2013 | Media
Richard Tso

Consumers are sick of the status quo and brands want more vehicles for advertising beyond the shallow banner ad. Publishers are finally catching on.

How the GOP-Backed Ryan Plan Threatens Middle-Class Retirement Security

Eric Kingson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Eric Kingson

Clearly, the deficit and fiscal constraints are not the real issue here. Ryan and his supporters just want to cut Social Security -- that is their political choice, not a necessity.

The Battle Cry of the Romance Authors

Elise Sax | Posted 10.01.2012 | Books
Elise Sax

It was a battle cry. A declaration of war from authors to traditional publishers if they didn't get with the program and do what the authors want... more marketing, a bigger cut of the profits.

Ellen von Unwerth: Do Not Disturb! (VIDEO) | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts

After working for a decade as an internationally renowned model, Ellen von Unwerth has become one of the world's most notable fashion photographers. A...

An Edgy Editorial

Assignment Fashion | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

From Assignment Fashion: Photographer:Kim Akrigg Wardrobe by Anastaysia Kuyevda Make Up: Shawnna Downing(

Washington Post Continues Attack on Social Security

Eric Kingson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Eric Kingson

The Washington Post is within its rights to use its editorial page to advocate for cuts to Social Security. But its recent editorial is a dangerous misuse of its Constitutionally-privileged power.

Should Obese Children Be Taken From Parents?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Adults are criminally liable if they give cigarettes, or alcohol, or illicit drugs to a child. But our society does not view giving a child a donut, or fries, or soda as abusive -- even if it occurs day after day.

Now Trending... Curation

Mike Jones | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology
Mike Jones

The explosion of information has created a need to group data in meaningful ways. Curation encourages users to form niche communities around their passions by sharing content that centers on their core specialty.

The BP Oil Spill's Longterm Impact Is Showing

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

The effects of last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are still coming to surface. A new report this weekend shows that tourism in Louisiana rema...

A Happy New Year for America?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As we look ahead to the promise of 2011, some newspapers' editorials are looking beyond their local community's needs and imparting messages that exte...

Blogger Series: London Fashion (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Constantin Bjerke

Fashion Foie Gras For most of us a high-flying full-time career is more than enough, but not Emily Johnston - the (super)-woman behind the globally su...

Angelina Jolie, Afghanistan, The New Arts Page

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

We launched the Huffington Post art page only five weeks ago. Every time I see the tag line below the masthead saying "News and Opinion," I feel the phrase warrants some refinement and clarification.

Wasilla Editor Loses Job in Wake of Palin-McGinniss Dust-up | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When Joe McGinniss rented a house next to the Palins' home, the local paper ran an editorial reminding McGinniss that "Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property." The editor responsible is now out.

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...

Washington Post Looking for "America's Next Great Pundit" -- Could It Be You?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Newspapers seem to be clinging to blandness as a viable business model in an exciting new world of opinions available to their potential customers -- to their detriment. And then they wonder why they're failing.

American Voting System Still Broken

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Soboroff

If it ain't broke, don't fix it, goes the expression. Well, according to the New York Times, the American voting system is broken. So let's fix it. Fo...