In an article about his literary magazine, Electric Literature, Brooklyn-based editor Andy Hunter offers an insightful meditation on how to succeed in contemporary publishing: "People often refer to Electric Literature as an 'online magazine.' In reality, online is the only place we do not publish." The innovative publisher just released its latest app, produced with author Stephen Elliott for his excellent memoir The Adderall Diaries (film rights for Elliott's book were recently optioned by James Franco).
Elliott's Rumpus Book Club unveils its latest selections, which include Rumpus Women Volume 1 (personal essays), Harlem Is Nowhere by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, and Deux Ex Machina by Rumpus Books editor Andrew Foster Altschul.
We've heard that Barnes and Noble will unveil its new e-reader, the NookColor, today in New York. The device is a seven-inch tablet, with a color screen, which runs the Android operating system. After recent reports about shareholder strife, BN could use some good coverage, and here comes the flood.
PW announces another book of the year in its ongoing series leading up to its 2010 top ten list: The Frankies Sputino: Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual.
Tonight, the French Institute Alliance Francaise begins its Write About Now literary series, co-hosted with Bookforum and the Villa Gillet, with an event featuring American novelist Joshua Ferris (The Unnamed) and French writer Francois Beaune (Un Homme louche) discussing "Characters as Outsiders."