Another Baffling Article By Farhad Manjoo

Another Baffling Bookstore Article By Farhad Manjoo

News by Rob Hart
December 22, 2011 (9) comments
After bashing indie booksellers in Slate, Farhad Manjoo is back with another piece that makes it sound like he's never set foot in a bookstore in his life.
Lucía Etxebarria quits writing in protest of piracy

Spanish Novelist Quits Writing In Protest Of Piracy

News by Rob Hart
December 22, 2011 (11) comments
Spanish novelist Lucía Etxebarria announced that she's going to quit writing, because her latest novel has been illegally downloaded more than its been paid for.
Oscar Wilde's Tomb

Stop Kissing Oscar Wilde's Tomb!

News by Brandon Tietz
December 21, 2011 (8) comments
In an effort to stifle deterioration of the famous playwright's tomb, his descendants have encased it in a glass barrier.
'The Hobbit' Trailer

First Trailer for Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' Is Here!

News by Rob Hart
December 21, 2011 (6) comments
Peter Jackson has returned to Middle Earth, and it is good. Here's your first look at the cinematic adaptation of JRR Tolkien's 'The Hobbit'.
Selling stuff on Facebook will make people unfriend you

Lose Friends On Facebook By Selling Stuff, Says Nielsen

News by Rob Hart
December 20, 2011 (4) comments
Nielsen says one of the top reasons people get unfriended on Facebook is for selling stuff-- not great news for authors trying to promote themselves.
Neil deGrasse Tyson's 8 books everyone should read

Eight Books Everyone Should Read, According To Neil deGrasse Tyson

News by Rob Hart
December 20, 2011 (15) comments
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson lists the eight books he believes every intelligent person should read--and considering he's brilliant, you should probably listen.
Siri and Literature

What Does Siri Know About Literature?

News by Brandon Tietz
December 20, 2011 (4) comments
Siri knows where to stash a dead body and how to get to the closest Trader Joe's, but does she know anything about literature?
Free writing advice from Kim Jong Il

Free Writing Advice From Kim Jong Il

News by Rob Hart
December 19, 2011 (2) comments
To mark the passing of Kim Jong Il, here's some writing and filmmaking advice from the North Korean dictator.
eBook Holdouts

Despite Big Gains in 2011, The eBook Age Still Has Some Major Holdouts

News by Rob Hart
December 19, 2011 (8) comments
2011 was a big year for eBooks, though there are still some holdouts--we have yet to see eBook editions of classics like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.
Christopher Hitchens dies at the age of 62

Farewell, Mr. Hitchens

News by Rob Hart
December 16, 2011 (5) comments
Legendary writer Christopher Hitchens died in Houston yesterday at the age of 62. He was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2010.