Tag Archive | Book

Mega Book Deal for “Les Mis”

Les Misérables was born of one of the riskiest—and shrewdest—deals in publishing history. In Hugo, Inc., The Paris Review March 23, 2017, Nina Martyris writes, “In a new book, The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of ‘Les Misérables’, the professor and translator David Bellos condenses tranches of research into a gripping tale about […]

The Paris Review Video: Karl Ove Knausgaard Discusses His First Book, … and What It Did To Him

March 1, 2017 by Jack Dziamba. New Posr Goes Up Every Wednesday The Paris Review has launched a video series, “My First Time,” where artists discuss their “First Work,”and the effect it has had on them as artists.  In the video above Karl Ove Knausgaard talks about writing his first book, Ute av verden (Out […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s Master’s Thesis Rejected by University of Chicago

Vonnegut: Theory in Few Words “The ability to express an idea clearly and simply is a mark of genius.” (Me.) A Short Story “Vonnegut was a graduate student in Anthropology  [at the University of Chicago] from 1945 to 1947, after serving in World War II. Vonnegut left Chicago after his Master’s thesis, “’The Fluctuations Between […]

500 Year Old Rare Book Recounts Journey to the East 100 Years Before Marco Polo

McMaster University Library “McMaster University Library,  has recently acquired the first Latin translation of The Travels of Benjamin Tudela, a travelogue originally written in Hebrew by Benjamin of Tudela, a Jewish merchant from Zaragoza in Andalus, now southern Spain.” 100 Years Before Marco Polo “The book recounts Benjamin’s 13-year journey which, from 1160 to 1173, took […]


April 20, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba Shakespeare’s First Folio: “The greatest work in English literature.” WHEREFORE ART THOU, MACBETH? ArtDaily -The “First Folio” was published in 1623 — just seven years after Shakespeare’s death — preserving “Macbeth” and 17 other works that were never published in the Bard’s lifetime […]


September 23, 2014 by Jack Dziamba. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. “The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead” From the New York Times, September 23, 2015, by Alexandra Alter: “Five years ago, the book world was seized by collective panic over the uncertain future of print. As readers migrated […]


New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday. A recent article in ArtDaily, has caused us to ask  “Where are the Book Publishers in Preservation?* (Ans. below.) PRESERVATION ArtDaily,“The New York Public Library will soon digitize and make more accessible to the public 50,000 pages of historic early American manuscript material, courtesy of a $500,000 grant from The Polonsky Foundation.” […]

AMAZON / AUTHORS, YOU, Part 2 – 2015

New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday January 7, 2015 WILL THIS BE THE YEAR OF THE (NEW) BOOK? In our post of November 12, 2014, AMAZON: BOOK, PUBLISHER, SELLER, YOU, we reported on the state of affairs between Amazon and book publishers, quoting an article appearing in the  December 2014 issue of Vanity Fair, “The War of the […]


 New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday THE HARVARD CLASSICS – FREE ONLINE My Harvard Classics is an interactive Harvard Classics Reading Guide on the Web. With a click of the mouse you are taken directly to the exact volume and chapter for each day’s reading. Each volume of The Harvard Classics may be downloaded for free. It is […]

AMAZON: BOOK, PUBLISHER, SELLER, YOU. (Update below 11/13/14)*

Vanity Fair:” The war is really about the future of publishing—and maybe of culture.” Photo Illustration by Stephen Doyle New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday at 8:30 pm ET WHITHER THE BOOK? Amazon v. Hachette. The December 2014 issue of Vanity Fair contains an article, “The War of the Words”, by By Keith Gessen.The  intro gives […]