Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')

Julia Alvarez's "Afterlife" is her first novel for adults in 15 years. She talks about loss, fragmentation and "American Dirt." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-02 22:24:09 UTC ]
News tagged with: #american dirt #julia alvarez #first novel

Other Publishing stories related to: 'Julia Alvarez discusses her radically different novel, 'Afterlife' (and defends 'American Dirt')'


African-American Indie Bookstores: Hanging Tough

In business for a total of 122 years, four well-known African-American–owned bookstores—Eso Won (22 years); Hue-Man (10 years); Marcus Book Stores (52 years); and the Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore (37 years)—are no strangers to economic ups and downs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Cook defends Brent library; no word from Hunt

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:25 Literary agent Geraldine Cook is calling on members of the book trade with links to Brent to join demonstrators in their vigils outside the north London borough's closed libraries. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book trade #join demonstrators #closed libraries


Cooke defends Brent library; no word from Hunt

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:25 Literary agent Geraldine Cooke is calling on members of the book trade with links to Brent to join demonstrators in their vigils outside the north London borough's closed libraries. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #book trade #join demonstrators #closed libraries


Canongate defends "fantastic" Assange memoir

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 22/09/2011 - 10:03 Canongate has said it had "a financial imperative" to publish Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's memoir without his approval but also said the "fantastic" book was exactly what the publisher asked for when the contract was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #contract cancelled #publisher asked #old-fashioned opportunism


Number of Americans reading ebooks doubles

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:05 The number of Americans using an ebook reader has almost doubled during the last 12 months, according to a new survery. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #ebook reader


BISG discusses WBN US and digital changes

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:16 The debut of World Book Night US, coinciding with the UK’s second go-round on 23rd April 2012, was introduced in a keynote at the Book Industry Study Group a.g.m. in New York. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


BISG discuss WBN US and digital changes

Written By: Gayle Feldman Publication Date: Wed, 21/09/2011 - 09:16 The debut of World Book Night U.S., coinciding with the U.K.’s second go-round next April 23rd, was introduced in a keynote at the Book Industry Study Group AGM in New York. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Social Networks, Blogs Account For Πof Time Americans Spend on Web

It appears social media is no longer a trend among internet users, but a convention. In a new report from Nielsen, social media behavior among Americans is tracked, demonstrating how much pull social media actually has among web surfers. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #social networks #internet users


Discussions Continue in Google Books Lawsuit, Attorneys Say

Google and representatives for authors and publishers told a U.S. District Court judge Thursday that they would like to continue discussions on a revised... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2011-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #publishers told


Indies form Alliance of Radical Booksellers

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 07:13 A coalition of "left-leaning political bookshops" is to launch in October, creating a support network for independent booksellers. The Alliance of Radical Booksellers (ARB) will officially begin on 6th October and so far has... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #6th october #radical booksellers #independent booksellers #high street #sell books


American Printer Magazine Closes After 128 Years

Started in 1883 as Inland Printer, Penton Media's American Printer magazine will be stopping production after 128 years. The August 2011 edition has been the last title published. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #penton media #title published


Pottermore defends selling ebooks directly

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 08:53 Pottermore has responded to retailers' frustrations over being unable to sell the Harry Potter ebooks, saying the idea was to "ensure ease of availability across all reading devices". read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #reading devices


American Media, Inc. Buys OK! Magazine

After a month of speculation and reports of bids from Time Inc., American Media, Inc. announces it has purchased the U.S. edition of OK! Magazine from Northern & Shell. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #american media #northern shell


Larry Hackett Re-Elected President of the American Society of Magazine Editors

Larry Hackett, managing editor of People magazine, has been re-elected president of the American Society of Magazine Editors today at its annual meeting. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #american society #magazine editors #managing editor #people magazine #annual meeting


S&S defends Will & Kate "gypsy" wedding book

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 23/05/2011 - 15:41 Simon & Schuster has defended its publication of Will & Kate’s Big Fat Gypsy Wedding as “fun” and “gently humorous” after Tesco withdrew the book from sale, following complaints. The supermarket pulled the title after... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Publishers must change "radically' in digital age - Johnson

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 11/05/2011 - 10:46 Publishers selling direct to readers, printers folding and more agents becoming publishers are some of the implications of digital, claims former Borders chairman Luke Johnson. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this |


Discussions "ongoing" over ebook lending

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 28/04/2011 - 15:39 UK publishers are locked in discussions with librarians over ground rules for ebook lending, with librarians continuing to press publishers to allow institutions to loan ebooks under the one ebook, one loan, model pioneered... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #loan ebooks #ebook lending #press publishers


BBC defends genre fiction coverage

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 20/04/2011 - 09:45 The BBC is broadcasting an item on “The Culture Show” about science fiction next month, in the wake of a row about the broadcaster’s approach to genre fiction. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #culture show #science fiction #genre fiction


Americans drive "vibrant" first day of LBF

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 12/04/2011 - 09:10 Optimism from across the Atlantic was evident during the opening day of the fair, as UK publishers fret over the effect of digital on physical sales. Agent Luigi Bonomi said the more advanced ebook market in the US was... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #opening day #physical sales


Arts Council defends Poetry Book Society cuts

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 09:16 The Arts Council has defended its funding cut to the Poetry Book Society (PBS), claiming its "reach and distribution was not as wide or effective as other applicants'". In a letter to the Times, Antonia Byatt, director of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-04-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #funding cut #poetry publishing #arts council