Tumblr's 'big update' promotes essay writing, fewer GIFs

If we're honest, there isn't enough money in monochrome erotica and Benedict Cumberbatch GIFs to sustain a billion-dollar website. That's why Tumblr is doing its very best to become more of a publishing platform that can attract the sort of writing (... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2015-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Crime novelists dish on writing about cops in a moment of reckoning

Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-24 16:06:42 UTC ]
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Did Inner-Circle Trumpers Write Worthwhile Books?

An interview with a book critic who's read more than 150 titles about the Trump era. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2020-10-22 22:15:00 UTC ]
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Writing with a Humble Pen: A Conversation with Tayari Jones, by Avery Holmes

Interviews Photo by Beowulf Sheehan / Courtesy of www.tayarijones.com Tayari Jones is a New York Times best-selling author from Atlanta, Georgia. Her most recent novel, An American Marriage, won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Jones has been... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-10-22 14:14:35 UTC ]
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Ruby Hamad’s essay about White women’s tears went viral. ‘White Tears/Brown Scars’ delves deeper into performative victimhood.

The essays outline how a tactical affect upholds the status quo of white privilege and power. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-16 11:26:39 UTC ]
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Booker Prize reveals shortlist events ahead of big announcement

The Booker Prize will showcase its shortlisted authors with appearances via “Front Row”, social media and Guardian Live alongside readings from the Old Vic on the big night. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-16 04:23:16 UTC ]
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New Island to release modern, updated Decameron

Carlo Gébler's Tales We Tell Ourselves aims to bring Boccaccio's classic to a new audience.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-15 23:26:47 UTC ]
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‘Martin Eden’ Review: Reading and Writing His Way Out of the Pit

In this bold adaptation of the Jack London novel, a young writer suffers, fights and pays as he stands alone against the world. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-15 11:00:08 UTC ]
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Bernard to explore violence, race and love in essay collection for Transworld

Transworld is publishing Black is the Body, a collection of non-fiction essays covering a number of US author Emily Bernard's experiences. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-14 19:56:01 UTC ]
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NYRB Revisits Two Big Books by William Gaddis

This fall, New York Review Books will publish new editions of two major works by the late postmodernist author William Gaddis, 'JR' and 'The Recognitions.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Mindy Kaling’s new essays are lightweight entertainment for trying times

For better or worse, the six stories in “Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes)” deliver pure fluff. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Ramona Quimby and the Art of Writing From a Kid’s Mind

When I made the extremely practical decision to abandon my career in publishing to become a writer, I didn’t know I wanted to write children’s books. I thought I wanted to write for adults. Accordingly, my first published work was an illustrated book about fortune-telling; my second was about... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-06 08:49:59 UTC ]
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Follett, Baker & Taylor Offer Business Update at Annual Summit

During a recent webinar, executives from Baker & Taylor and parent company Follett described how the school and library market has changed in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Dangarembga made UEA international chair of creative writing

The University of East Anglia has appointed Booker-shortlisted Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga as its new international chair of creative writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 17:24:43 UTC ]
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Ingram promotes Deering for Lightning Source service

Ingram has announced that Darragh Deering has been promoted to senior manager, sales and client services, for its distribution channel Lightning Source. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 05:02:14 UTC ]
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Join Us for a Live Update on Translation From the Arab World

Presented by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, a publisher and a translator weigh in with practical insights and observations. The post Join Us for a Live Update on Translation From the Arab World appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-25 19:02:04 UTC ]
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Indie Success: Writing off the Map

From indie to mainstream, Caribbean authors are finding readers—and landing publishing deals—in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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12 Worthy Big Book Holders for Textbooks and Other Large Books

If you are in need of a book stand worthy of your large and heavy books, here are the big book holders of your dreams. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-09-18 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Absolute snack Stanley Tucci is writing a memoir about his life as a foodie.

There are very few celebrities whose meals interest me. (Yes, I do hate Instagram, thank you.) But here’s one: Stanley Tucci, who announced today that he’s working on a memoir called Taste: My Life Through Food. Publisher Gallery Books described it as “intimate and charming reflection of Tucci’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-17 18:45:33 UTC ]
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Daunt Gives B&N Update at BISG Annual Meeting

To survive in the age of Amazon, B&N CEO James Daunt said bookstores "need to look good and have great books and passionate booksellers" in an interview with BISG executive director Brian O'Leary. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Daniel Howell writes mental health guide for HQ

YouTube star Daniel Howell is releasing a guide to mental health, You Will Get Through This Night, with HarperCollins imprint HQ. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-13 20:48:44 UTC ]
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