book publishing

October feels like the right time to feature the books of author, publisher, and book collector Marc Hartzman, who first caught my attention back in 2015 with his novel, The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell. Hartzman, aka the Weird Historian, enjoys the odd

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S&S.jpgCould it be that Simon & Schuster co-founder Richard "Dick" Simon failed to
I read all year long--books, newspapers, magazines, online articles. The books are sometimes work-related--those I'm reviewing for FB&C--but, more often than not, I read books for pleasure, and I average one per week. (Right now I'm reading Dana Spiotta's Eat the Document. It's fantastic.) I'm lucky in that publishers often send me copies of books to review that are books I
A Message from the Authors Guild...

Are any of the books in Amazon's new e-book subscription/lending program properly there?

Earlier this month, Amazon launched its Kindle Online Lending Library as a perk for its best group of customers, the millions who've paid $79 per year to join Amazon Prime and get free delivery of their Amazon purchases. Under the Lending Library
Have you heard about or seen the new little flipback books? If you're in the U.S., chances are your answer is no. I read about these iphone-sized flipbacks on Jeremy Dibbell's blog late last month and went directly to Amazon UK to order one for myself. Here is Jeremy's description of
Last month, the University of North Carolina press released A History of the Book in America, volume 2, which was actually the last in a series of 5 (published out of order). Volume 2, edited by Robert A. Gross and Mary Kelley, covers the 1790-1840 era, and contains essays by James N. Green, E. Jennifer Monaghan, and Scott E. Caspar,