Rachel Dratch is writing a book. We are 110% behind this. BOMB Magazine has announced their 5th fiction contest, and Rivka Galchen is the judge. Tina Brown gives her “must reads” to NPR. Ira Glass gives us the secret recipe to Coca Cola Steve Martin is going to put out a second bluegrass album, and play five New York shows.
Dave Eggers doesn’t give a rats ass about the iPad or Kindle. The Daily Beast thinks Dave Eggers is craaaaaazy. Who’s right? “it was strange to hear Eggers say he doesn’t read on an iPad or a Kindle and that nothing has changed about the tactile experience of the book. Readers of websites like this one and thousands who download e-books every day would probably disagree.” Is there going to be a Dave Eggers/Tina Brown boxing match? Would you pay […]
Bites: America RULES, Fitzgerald and William, Ballard Inspires Art, Eggers at The Paris Review?, and More
USA! USA! USA! Fitzgerald reads some Shakespeare. Art inspired by JG Ballard. 3 Guys 1 Book loving John Durmot Woods I love Dave Eggers and all, but editor of The Paris Review? I dunno about that man. How Tina Brown plans to change the e-book game. Yes Mr. Poet, I’m also sad about the Greenpoint Coffeehouse closing.
Daily Beast innovator Tina Brown is, in a joint venture with Perseus Books Group, starting a new imprint called Beast Books. The imprint will forgo the typical publishing schedule, which is, as Brown sees it, an untimely process that misses important opportunities to attract readers. At Book Beast, the entire process of writing and publishing (beginning with an e-book) will take a mere two to four months. Lit Nick Hornby interviewed at Flavorwire Write a haiku and you could get […]