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Publishing Guru Bets On Book-Making Machine

WNYC | Ilya Marritz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books

In an era when e-books and tablets are gaining more traction, one long-time New York City entrepreneur has stepped into the fray with a device that we...

For Career Authors, Staying Published is the Real Challenge

Karen Dionne | Posted 06.01.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

No one knows exactly how many books are published in the United States every year. Bowker, the leading provider of global book information, estimates 288,355 print titles were published in 2009.

Just Say No to Everyone But the Voices in Your Head

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

Authors helping authors. That has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Liberté, égalité, fraternité, and all that. We're all in this together. We ne...

Seeing Red -- "Why Oh Why Did You Lie Ronda?"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

He is Enrique Jerez, 60, a major purveyor of olive oil and sherry in Spain, and he is visiting three different factories he owns in Sevilla. He is a silver-haired grandfather, and he is more than happy to show Ronda his small collection of photos.

Authors Need Umbrellas

M.J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

As an author and in my capacity helping writers market their books, I talk to over 300 authors a year. What I hear the most (and what I...

Seeing Red -- "Ronda is in Spain, Dizzy on Orange Blossoms"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Ronda is sitting in the Alcázar gardens, getting dizzy on orange blossoms and Moorish tiles. Everywhere she turns, there are squares and diamonds and fiendishly complex six-sided stars.

The Writing Publishing Pit and the Pendulum

M.J. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
M.J. Rose

In 1998 I self-published online in order to get a traditional deal. I found it was something people expected me to be ashamed of. Now self-publishers are being lauded as heroes.

Will The King James Bible Survive?

Timothy Beal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Timothy Beal

How will we read and share the Bible in the emerging networked, digital media culture in which the lines between inside and outside, canonical and non-canonical, are fuzzy and permeable?

Seeing Red -- "Breathing Rainbows into Her Toes"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

The music helps. In it, rain is falling. And tropical birds are calling, deep and throaty. Just when she's begun to enjoy the birds, they give way to ocean sounds, with waves crashing on the shore.

WATCH: How A Book Was Made, 1947. Dying Art?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Before Gutenberg, making a book meant writing it by hand. With the invention of the printing press, craft was still important. We found this 1947 vide...

Surprise Inspection: National Geographic

Kim Mance | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Kim Mance

Ever wondered what it's like inside the hallowed halls of the National Geographic Society's headquarters? Wonder no more.

What Do Publishers Around The World Think About eBooks?

FutureBook | Philip Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In February, the International Publishers Association asked each of its executive members to answer four questions about their developing e-book marke...

Seeing Red -- "Your Escape Starts Right Here"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Eyelids swollen, cheeks shrunk to hollows, skin as pink as Easter ham. Moving closer, she whispers at her reflection in the silver surface: No matter what, tonight you are not going to cry.

eBook Lending: Friend Or Foe To Publishing Industry? | STU WOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the past few months, online clubs with such names as and have proliferated. The sites, some of which have gathered thousa...

Why Serialize a Novel Online? Good Question!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Serialization of a novel online is an experiment in digital storytelling. It's a new way to bring a book to people's attention on the internet. Here's how it works.

Can eMails Be Binding In Publishing Deals? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In February the New York Times ran a story warning real estate brokers and property owners to pay close attention to the e-mails they send, after a ru...

It's Catching -- Seeing Red Sparks Another On-Line Serialized Novel!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

In the package on the pillow there was a long black lace shawl, hand made, from Sevilla. Ronda is sitting on the bed, wearing it now cloaked over her head and face and that is the only thing she is wearing.

'Letters From People Who Hate Me'

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I'm standing awkwardly on the dais steps between a seated Steve Almond and a line of fans waiting to buy signed copies of his three self-published boo...

Stop Kvetching. Self-Publishing Is Here To Stay -- And Vaulting Ahead

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bernard Starr

Yes, there's lots of junk among self-published titles. Let's be honest though. Traditional publishing also releases a lot of pollution.

Seeing Red: "Ronda in Releve"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Jesús leaning across the white tablecloth, his face framed by two narrow tongues of flame. The same two candles whiting the coal of his eyes. Ronda, heavy with wine, catching the blinking lines.

Seeing Red: "Sins Bleed Pink in the Kitchen Sink"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

Ronda staring. The young doctor has carrot hair. Eyes like a September sky. Face full of freckles.

American Publishing: A Lesson From Tolstoy's Inkwell

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Agin

The collapse of Borders is akin to the collapse of Lehman Brothers on Wall Street, and it suggests that too many people in American publishing don't know what the hell they're doing.

The Book Is Dead. Long Live The Publishing Industry!

Julius Wiedemann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Julius Wiedemann

The Book Is Dead, Although it is hard for many of us to emotionally detach ourselves from the book as an incredible medium, what with ...

Seeing Red: "Jack, Jack, Please Come Back!"

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Claudia Ricci

"Jack, please, Jack, please come back, Jack! Please." But Jack hasn't heard a word she's said, and before she can say another word, he has fled the room and all she hears are his feet sprinting down the hall.

Tel Aviv Stories

Ashley Rindsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ashley Rindsberg

At the end of the writing, editing, considering and worrying that makes a book, I have to think that every writer is left with a question: why did I write this?