Nov 6, 2012 @ 12:21:00 am
Actor Paul Dano will be kicking off the first-ever Moby Dick reading marathon at Word Books in Brooklyn on November 16. The event isn’t for the faint of heart—it will be running until November 18.
Amazon may be creating the future of bookselling, but it doesn’t have much control over it. The latest sign of the company’s troubles comes in the figure of Timothy Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, who signed with Amazon for his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef. So far, Barnes and Noble has refused to carry the book, others major stores have followed suit, and indies who feel betrayed by Ferriss have decided to blacklist him.
It competed against Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Richard Yates’s Revolutionary Road, and J.D. Salinger’s Franny and Zooey, but the 1962 National Book Award ultimately went to the unknown Southern
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