This week! Books! A Los Angeles-area expat who, due to the entirely arbitrary circumstances of his birth and heredity, certain portions of society have assented to deem “royalty,” and who parlayed the resulting status and wealth into a marriage with a successful American actress, had a book ghostwritten about his life and went on to […]
This Week in Publishing 2/12/10
Publishing decided to go and have a relatively quiet week this week. Thank you for the breather, publishing news! I had gotten used to the world being revolutionized. Every single day. First up, for those of you in the vicinity of New York City, on February 18th there will be an upcoming panel on Digital […]
Can Authors Balance Publicity and Privacy in the Internet Era?
In the discussion on Monday regarding the person stopping by the office, an anonymous commenter chimed in with what I thought was an interesting point of discussion about boundaries in the Internet era. He/she writes: Have been thinking a lot about the writers who choose to keep their privacy, such as Salinger and Pynchon and […]
This Week in Publishing 2/5/10
Yeah, wow. This was quite an epic week in publishing, and on top of this epic week I still have a couple of leftover weeks because I haven’t done a link roundup in a while, so… buckle up, everyone! We’re going for a long drive together. But first, this week in the forums we are […]
RIP J.D. Salinger
One of the true greats has passed.
The Myth of “Just An Author”
As you may have heard, Thomas Pynchon’s new novel INHERENT VICE was published last week, which is newsworthy for many reasons, but my favorite tidbit is that the notoriously publicity-shy Pynchon actually lent his voice to his book trailer and provided a playlist of songs for Amazon. It is indeed 2009. But other than these […]