Cats Rights Activists are protesting Lynne Truss’s new novel CAT OUT OF HELL

In what is certain to be the biggest controversy to rock the book world this year, Lynne Truss’s new novel Cat Out Of Hell was recently slammed by the “Cat’s Rights”Read more »

Two for Tuesday: Should Justin Bieber blurb Jonathan Franzen?

Topics discussed: blurbers, blurbers, blurbees, Led Zeppelin, logrolling, the state of the publishing industry, the state of our confusion about the publishing industry, ISIS, Alex’s love of ISIS, Alex’s love ofRead more »

Will the abolition of book price restrictions improve Greece’s economy? (No.)

Every Saturday morning, while the unproductive among us are sleeping in, eating brunch, or sleeping in and eating brunch (it’s difficult, but doable), the very productive (and very brilliant) writerRead more »

Amazon has hired Jay Carney; Melville House to hire ex-Bush Administration officials

Yesterday, “legendary hoarder” and newsletterman Mike Allen reported that former White House press secretary Jay Carney will join Amazon next week. Carney’s new title is “senior vice president for WorldwideRead more »

Femsplain: Feminism Full-Time . . . now with full funding

On Tuesday, a full week ahead of their deadline, the feminist publishing platform Femsplain reached its $25,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. It’s a “fem-powered blog” in the vein of RookieRead more »

The Imitation Game and the complicated byproducts of adaptation

Graham Moore’s script for The Imitation Game was always supposed to win awards. His adaptation of Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges placed first on the Black List ofRead more »

Two for Tuesday: who will publish the ebooks?

Topics discussed: The Oscars, Inherent Vice, team trivia, Traffic, Traffic, ebook production, SAG Awards, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, misguided opinions, adolescence, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, self-publishing triumphalists, MarkRead more »