I Did the Math: Towards a More Diverse NYT Notable Book List

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Of the New York Times’s 100 Notable Books of 2012, there are only 39 women, 16 authors of color, and a mere seven women of color. It’s the job of book review editors—as guides to the overwhelming volume of titles published every year—to draw readers’ attention to the kind of books that can broaden their world, that tell the kind of stories that have never been told in print before. These books are out there, but the New York Times needs to do a better job of finding and recognizing them.

Simon & Schuster’s New Self-Pub Venture Raises Eyebrows on Cost

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On Tuesday, Simon & Schuster tentatively dipped its toes into the lucrative self-publishing market with a service called Archway, launched in partnership with Author Solutions, Inc. (a company owned by Penguin parent company Pearson, but separately operated). The announcement has raised several eyebrows both for the service’s cost—which is thousands of dollars more than similar […]

Editors’ Picks from BookExpo America 2012: From Magick to BBQ & Backlist

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Editors’ Picks from BookExpo America 2012: From Magick to BBQ & Backlist

Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries: Readalikes for a “Fool”

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Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries: Readalikes for a “Fool”

Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries: In with the “Old”

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Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries: In with the “Old”

“God Bless David Bowie,” and Let’s Still Save Publishing: A First-Timer’s Adventures at the London Book Fair

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“God Bless David Bowie,” and Let’s Still Save Publishing: A First-Timer’s Adventures at the London Book Fair

Librarian–Publisher Dialog: Katie Dunneback Talks to Lori James of All Romance Ebooks

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Librarian–Publisher Dialog: Katie Dunneback Talks to Lori James of All Romance Ebooks

Book Buying Survey 2012: Book Circ Takes A Hit

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Book Buying Survey 2012: Book Circ Takes A Hit

Librarian-Publisher Dialog: Kate Sheehan Talks to Valla Vakili of Small Demons

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Librarian-Publisher Dialog: Kate Sheehan Talks to Valla Vakili of Small Demons

A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012

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A Most Optimistic Unconference: Publishers, Libraries, and Independent Bookstores at Digital Book World 2012

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