Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:37:00 am
Amazon Publishing has acquired a ten-year North American license to publish all of the books in Ian Flemming’s “James Bond” series.
If you Google the words “About the Author,” Thomas L. Friedman’s biography comes up. At The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal investigates why, and finds that it isn’t a search-engine optimization trick. It turns out that Friedman’s biography actually is the internet’s most linked-to author page—likely from as many detractors as from admirers. (The second result is John Colapinto’s clever 2001 novel of stolen identity, About the Author).
Michael Cunningham, one of this year’s Pulitzer jurors, weighs in on the failure to give an award to a work of fiction this year: “There’s something amiss.”
So you’re a novelist, and you need a blurb for your new book? In a New Yorker humor piece,
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