The internet has made the world of publishing – and more specifically, the world of readers – more accessible than it ever had been. No longer would authors be the mystifying, or perhaps mythical, souls whose name is on the front and picture on the back of novels at the bookstore. New communication opens up […]Read More A Small, Small World
Some (other) things I thought were interesting: “A great time for small presses”, says publishing ‘vet’: http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6552045.html A followup to my first post: whatwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com becomes the second ‘hit blog’ to have a book out later this year. This website, which attempts to re-imagine books in terms of… what’s going to happen to them: http://www.futureofthebook.org/blog I’m […]Read More Some (other) things I thought were interesting:
Thought some people in class would be interested in taking a look at this offer by Fence Magazine: “Some of you may have received an email last Thursday introducing this our latest brainstorm: we have embarked on a month-long mission toward intricacy. You see, we realize that each reader has a different capacity for monetary […]Read More Fence Magazine’s In Rainbows
The last time I walked into a chain bookstore, I searched the shelves for short story collections, novellas, poetry, one-act plays. And I naturally found almost nothing. Going to a chain bookstore is an exercise in frustration for the reader looking for shorter works of literature. Anthologies of American short stories—with the same pieces by […]Read More Where Have All the Short Works of Literature Gone?