Oct 1, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
Norton editor Matt Weiland has purchased Blake Bailey’s forthcoming biography of Philip Roth, which is tentatively titled Philip Roth: The Biography. Roth has granted Bailey full access to his archives and papers, and has already sat for a series of interviews. This isn’t the only project that Bailey is working on, either: Weiland recently purchased Bailey’s memoir, The Splendid Things We Planned, and it’s set to come out with Norton in 2014.
Last month, the New York Times called attention to the growing industry of pay-for-play book reviews (a phenomenon that’s also been called “sock puppetry”) and the explosion of fraud in online reviewing. In case you were wondering how these companies recruit, here’s theanswer in the form of a Craigslist ad, courtesy of Moby Lives. “Wanted — literate, artful writers who
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