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Wednesday News: AU v. Amazon; Wine Train apologizes to book club; Knopf editor talks editing; and a dad says yes to dolls for his son

Wednesday News: AU v. Amazon; Wine Train apologizes to book club;...

Is Amazon Creating a Cultural Monopoly? – As much as I admire the tenacity of the Authors United group, their singular fixation on Amazon feels more and more like publisher pressure by proxy. I remember Jon Sargent trying to make… more

Tuesday News: Book club members kicked off train, Duke students refuse to read Bechdel, Germany goes for soft DRM, and Tolkein recites his own poetry

Tuesday News: Book club members kicked off train, Duke students refuse...

Group of black women kicked off Napa wine train after laughing too loud -What happened to this book club on the Napa Valley Wine Train is pretty much the definition of microaggression. It’s also just plain gross. After some complaints that… more

Back to the Books

Back to the Books

So it’s back-to-school time. I remember those days with gratitude that I’m no longer scheduled for regular papers and exams, but also a wistful pining for all the amazing things that remain to be discovered and learned. And all the books… more

Where Were You When…Part 3

Where Were You When…Part 3

Making the New York Times remains one of the landmarks of an author’s career. Enn Bocci, publicist, reached out to a number of authors to ask them where they where when they received the news of this occasion and I… more