Dec 3, 2012 @ 12:16:00 am
A scene from the 1962 newspaper strike
Amazon’s Larry Kirshbaum has been promoted to head all of the company’s U.S. publishing endeavors, just as the company prepares to launch a new publishing arm in Europe.
The Guardian unveils its list of the year’s top women in publishing, giving props to Hilary Mantel, E.L. James, J.K. Rowling, Amanda Hocking, Julia Donaldson, and Kate Mosse. Nice list, though we have to ask: What about Katherine Boo, Sheila Heti, Lisa Cohen, or Cheryl Strayed?
A down-and-out church in Boston is considering selling a first edition of the first book published in America to pay for the church's upkeep. The Bay Psalm Book was first published in 1640 as a new translation of psalms done by a group of prominent Puritan ministers. It's expected to attract between $10 and $20 million if it goes up for auction.
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