Archive: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Book Publishing Explained, At Last

How does a book get from someone's brain to paper to publisher to bookstore? Many have scratched their heads over this murky process (especially in these hard times), but now the cheeky internet marketing team at Macmillan has pulled back the curtain with "From the Typewriter to the Bookstore: A...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | January 23, 2009; 4:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

How to Publish a Book by an Odious Person

When O.J. Simpson wrote a book, the outcry against its publication was so intense that the publisher canceled its release and recalled 400,000 copies. But there's been nary a peep about the recent publication of My Life as a Spy, a self-justifying memoir by John A. Walker Jr., who is...

By Alan Cooperman | January 23, 2009; 7:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

DC Writers Center

Tired of working on your novel at the kitchen table? Or, worse, your mom's kitchen table? A group of authors in the Washington area is trying to create a better workplace for writers -- a communal space that's quiet, close to a Metro station, and not too expensive. That's a...

By Ron Charles | January 22, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Janis Ian: 40 Years Later

It was long ago and far away. The world was younger than today. It was 1966--when taking a stand for civil rights could have serious negative consequences--when 15-year old Janis Ian of New Jersey recorded Society's Child [PDF], a song about an interracial love affair. Atlantic Records, which paid for...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | January 21, 2009; 9:35 AM ET | Comments (4)

Until Wednesday...

We will not be blogging on Martin Luther King's Day and Inauguration Day....

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | January 18, 2009; 10:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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