Seriously, what’s happened at Hesperus Press?

On Wednesday, I wrote about the strange goings-on at the independent publisher Hesperus Press, where all four members of staff have resigned without explanation. Since then, no public statement hasRead more »

New York Public Library branches in crisis after Bloomberg-era budget cuts

  A New York Times story this week describes the structural problems that the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Queens Library are all facing inRead more »

The Bible won’t be Tennessee’s official state book

The Tennessee Senate has voted against making the Bible the official state book. As reported here on Moby Lives, the measure was proposed by several weeks ago, and approved by the state’sRead more »

Two for Tuesday: Are there too many books?

Topics discussed: warmth, beach vacations, gently crashing waves, rust, Rust, Norwegian domestic terrorism, American domestic terrorism, the long tail, The Long Tail, Stewart O’Nan, Alex’s party skills, cynicism, poker, AuthorsRead more »

Kim Kardashian selfie book

Kim Kardashian is releasing a book of only selfies called Selfish! For the older Moby readers here is the Wikipedia definition of selfie: A selfie (/ˈselfiː/) [1] is a self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digitalRead more »

What can book marketers learn from Satanists?

We at MobyLives have never been shy about asking the big question to which so many people already seem to know the answer: namely, are publishers bad at marketing? AndRead more »