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This Is What Creative Book Promotion Looks Like

I was noodling around on the interweb on Sunday afternoon, as one does when one is trying to find reasons ...

Breaking Down “The Amazon Effect”

In the current edition of The Nation, Steve Wasserman has a wide-ranging article on Amazon and its relationship with the ...

Are Reading Memories Sense Memories?

It’s widely accepted that olfactory memories–those tied to scents–are the most powerful of memories. You get in an elevator with ...

BEA Wrap-Up: Authors Are My Rockstars

Well. Book Expo America 2012 is finally over, and we’re either recovering from the long days and blistered feet (if ...

Why Book Lovers and Word Lovers Should Love the Tony Awards

Tonight, for the 66th consecutive year, the American Theatre Wing will hand out its Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in ...

Stop Looking at My E-Reader

I imagine that most people have e-readers because they are convenient. It’s easy to buy books and easy to haul ...

A First-Timer’s Experience at Book Expo America

So, I spent three days in New York City surrounded by books and people who love books. How could that ...

50 Shades of BEA

Another Book Expo America winds down…another participant realizes that it will take her feet a year to heal. During the ...

There’s Got to Be a Word for That…

I watch a lot of ESPN, and I love to learn new words—but I don’t often watch ESPN in order ...

Die-cuts and Deckles and Type, Oh My!

One of the reasons I love The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd is the insane cleverness of the hardcover version’s ...

The Most Overrated Books of All Time (According to Me)

After reading a somewhat pithy and entertainingly disappointing post on Flavorwire about the 10 Epidemically Overrated Books, I was in ...

Rating Systems That Mean Something

Perhaps you heard about the recent dust-up wherein U.S. News and World Report published an article suggesting that there be ...

WARNING: On YA, Ratings, and “Censorship”

The YA world is in an uproar over a recent study by BYU professor Sarah Coyne, featured in an article ...

The Great GREAT GATSBY Trailer Run-Down

Let’s do a run-down of this trailer.  The general internet consensus is that this is insane. I think it’s insane ...

What Is A “Summer Read”?

Is this the summer you’re finally going to read War and Peace? Or, might you be endeavoring to plow through ...