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On Amazon's 'Offer' to Hachette Authors

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Books
Emma Walton Hamilton

In the end, what continues to rise up in the debate -- and what Amazon seemingly continues to ignore -- is the fact that books are different from the myriad other products that Amazon sells.

How Long Does a Novel Take to Write?

Holly Robinson | Posted 07.20.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

I binged this past weekend. Not on reality TV or chocolate or martinis, but on writing. I booked a cheap off-season condo in Maine and wrote 17,822 words.

Absent Fathers and Fear: Richard Russo Talks to Jennifer Finney Boylan About Love & Flying Objects

Jennifer Finney Boylan | Posted 08.14.2013 | Books
Jennifer Finney Boylan

One of the things you don't realize is that you really don't understand the meaning of fear until you have children.

Books: Richard Russo's Too Polite Memoir About His Maddening, Memorable Mother

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.13.2013 | Books
Michael Giltz

ELSEWHERE: A MEMOIR BY RICHARD RUSSO $25.95; Knopf Novelist Richard Russo tackles the memoir form to tell the story of his difficult mother and t...

It's a Good Time to Enjoy Snarky Characters

Dave Astor | Posted 10.30.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Many of us are heading back to work or school. Sort of puts one in a snappish mood, doesn't it? This time of year, novel readers can viscerally relate to fictional characters who are snarky, snippy, and smart-alecky, to quote a recently accessed thesaurus.

'Independent Booksellers Have Never Faced Anything Like Amazon'

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 07.25.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

For all the talk about 'monetization' -- the actual business of media often gets shorted on the industry conference circuit.

Tom Friedman and Steve Jobs: Situational Versus Sustainable Values

Brent Green | Posted 12.14.2011 | Fifty
Brent Green

We may be experiencing difficult times, but our problems run deeper and wider than the actions or non-actions of a single generation.

USA's Open Season on Chemical Dumping

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

With so much progress over the last 50 years, who'd have thought we may soon be reliving the fictional life of young Lucy Lynch in mid-20th century Thomaston. I am filled with nostalgia at the thought.