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LB's Long-Overdue Summer Newsletter

Back in mid-May, my list of Things To Do sported the word <i>Newsletter</i> at or near the top. And I'd have been on it like brown on rice but for another …

Publishing

Amazon to adapt seven Agatha Christie crime novels

English writer, Dame Agatha Christie, in 1946. — file picLOS ANGELES, July 19 — <i>Ordeal by Innocence</i> is the first of seven Agatha Christie thrillers …

Literature

Digital marketing scales and that could create new opportunities for capable publishers

There are three new promotion and marketing opportunities for publishers of ebooks that have been created by the original upstart ebook publisher, …

Digital Marketing

Are Stanley Kubrick Films Like Immersive Video Games? The Case of Eyes Wide Shut

Video games have long attempted, to an ever more impressive degree of realism, to conjure up their own virtual realities. But then, so have …

Stanley Kubrick

Discover Dr. Seuss’s Audacious Advertisements from the 1930s & 40s: All on Display in a Digital Archive

I well remember learning that Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Geisel, mostly because I found Theodor Geisel was just as much fun to say as “Dr. …

Cool Stuff

G-Man

Online Exclusive<p>G-Man<p>by Stephen Hunter<br>Blue Rider Press, May 2017, $27<p>Buy at Amazon <br>Shop at Indie Bound<p>Stephen Hunter’s latest in the Bob Lee Swagger …

Books

Christie's 'secret' letters to HarperCollins set to be revealed

The secret letters between Agatha Christie and her long-standing publisher, HarperCollins, are being revealed as part of a new exhibition celebrating …

Literature

Snake Eyes

• Overview<br>• Editorial Reviews<br>• Product Details<br>• Related Subjects<br>• Read an Excerpt<br>• Meet the author<p>Overview<p><b>A</b> <b>New Jersey family takes an ex-con into their suburban</b> …

Paris Review - Stanley Elkin, The Art of Fiction No. 61

Interviewed by Thomas LeClair<p>Issue 66, Summer 1976<p>The following interview was taped in September 1974, in St. Louis, without aid of sherry, or sunlight streaming through high windows. Although we did walk through leaf-piled streets to Elkin’s office on the Washington University campus, I didn’t …

Authors

The Magic of the Book: Hermann Hesse on Why We Read and Always Will

“If anyone wants to try to enclose in a small space, in a single house or a single room, the history of the human spirit and to make it his own, he can only do this in the form of a collection of books.”<p>I recently decided to teach myself to write with my left hand. This unorthodox pastime was …

Jorge Luis Borges on the Task of the Artist

Today is the anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges’s death, which seems as good a time as any to re-read him, and an even better time to reacquaint …

Literature

A Dorothy Parker Quip for Every Occasion

If you were a certain kind of teenager (bookish, mouthy), you may have memorized literary quotes—quips, perhaps; <i>zingers</i> even—as a kind of social …

Literature

lovethepinups: Joyce Ballantyne - “New Hats” - June 1955...

lovethepinups:Joyce Ballantyne - “New Hats” - June 1955 Bowman’s Gallery Calendar - Bowman’s titled this “Behind in her packing” but the original …

Artists

Writers to Watch Fall 2017: Anticipated Debuts

While the world lurches toward an uncertain future, the authors of this season’s top fiction debuts have their eyes on the past. These novels and …

Books

Sunday Showdown: Used Kindle vs Trashy Paperback

Reading might be fundamental, but that doesn’t mean we read as often as we should. Everyone has at least one stack of books they stare at sheepishly, …

eBooks

Michael Connelly kicks off a new series featuring LAPD Detective Renee Ballard

Michael Connelly has two best-selling series in progress, one about Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department and another about Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer. This month Connelly is publishing “The Late Show,” which kicks off a new series featuring LAPD Detective Renee Ballard. …

TV

Amazon Kindle vs Paperwhite vs Voyage vs Oasis

It’s hard to believe that first Amazon Kindle was announced a decade ago in 2007, but here we are 10 years later and the e-tailer’s fledgling e-ink …

A Mystery Review by Dan Stumpf: CHARLES WILLIAMS – Talk of the Town.

<b>REVIEWED BY DAN STUMPF:</b><b><br>CHARLES WILLIAMS</b> – Talk of the Town. Dell First Edition A164, paperback original; 1st printing, September 1958. Cover artist: …

Books

Buying Guide: Best Kindle: which ereader should you buy?

Best Kindle 2016<b>Update:</b> Amazon has updated its original Kindle ereader and it's now better than ever. It's now only 161g making it 16% lighter than …

eBooks

Amazon's Kindle Is King, So Why Would I Buy This Other E-Reader?

I've got a struggle y'all. I've been using the new Kobo Aura H2O off and on for the last few weeks, switching between reading on it with reading on …

eBooks

Octavia Butler: Writing Herself Into The Story

Octavia Butler used to say she remembers exactly when she decided to become a science fiction writer. She was 9 years old and saw a 1954 B-movie called <i>Devil Girl from Mars,</i> and two things struck her. First: "Geez, I can write a better story than that!" And second: "Somebody got <i>paid</i> for writing that …

Science Fiction

Michael Connelly’s New Detective Makes Harry Bosch Look Like a Slouch

Michael Connelly has spent much of his career writing about Harry Bosch, the brooding detective who has a long, checkered history with the Los Angeles Police Department and an obsessive dedication to his work. But as Connelly recently told The Washington Post, he’s stuck with the fact that Harry …

Books

What top college students in the US are reading this summer

Summer is in full swing in the US, which means it’s time for incoming college freshmen to start thinking about their required reading. Many of America’s top colleges assign a book to new students to ensure they’ll have a common topic to discuss when orientation rolls around. The selections for the …

Books

Top 10 secrets in fiction

From the hidden passions of Mrs Dalloway to Patrick Bateman’s murderous designs, these books expose a subject we all privately love<p>People love secrets, and the pleasure of uncovering them. I don’t read many crime novels or thrillers, it is the small revelations of life that excite me. The butterfly …

Books

This is Napoleon Hill’s most ignored secret to success

Mitch Horowitz It’s crucial to have a trusted network. Courtesy Everett CollectionNapoleon Hill’s “The Path to Personal Power” focuses on one of the most neglected steps in the life coach’s famous program of success — and one that he personally described as critical to the workability of his …

Success

'Dash it all': unseen Agatha Christie letters reveal author's temper

Correspondence with Billy Collins, going on display this month, reveal a partnership that was extremely lucrative, if sometimes scratchy<p>Despite her global fame and being feted in the tabloids as “the richest woman writer in the world”, Agatha Christie was no more immune from disputes with her …

Literature

Can Milo Yiannopoulos Win His Lawsuit Against S&S?

Last week, former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous filed a $10 million lawsuit against Simon & Schuster accusing the publisher of “wrongfully, and …

Publishing