In May 2011, Daniel Menaker posted eight of the rejection letters he received for his memoir, My Mistake, on the Huffington Post.
“If you’re curious about this kind of thing—what goes on inside the submission process of publishing—there follow, a few paragraphs down, eight edited examples of the rejection notes I got, through my agent, for 25,000 words of a memoir,” wrote the former editor for The New Yorker and editor in chief of Random House. Read More
Rupert Murdoch! Everyone has an opinion. Even celebrities. Either you hate him and compare him to Hitler in The Guardian or you love him and are his child’s godfather. Read More
BuzzFeed had a good November–more than 133 million unique visitors good. But although that traffic surpassed Gawker’s, Nick Denton sent a calming email to his employees to remind them that it’s not all doom and gloom. Read More
Because you almost definitely woke up this morning and thought, “Hey, I’d love to give even more undeserving attention to the 300 sandwiches couple,” the man dubbed “The Internet’s Worst Boyfriend” is now publicly soliciting ideas for proposing to his hardworking, sandwich-makin’ girlfriend. Read More
Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein has written a delightfully supportive open letter to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, who is being questioned about Snowden leaks by UK MPs today. Additionally, despite his photo here, we still can only picture Mr. Bernstein as a young Dustin Hoffman. (The Guardian) Read More
Despite reports that everybody was abandoning the Times, lots of people still work there. And some are even sticking around.
The New York Times announced three promotions this afternoon. Janet Elder and Larry Ingrassia will become deputy managing editors and Rebecca Corbett will become an assistant managing editor.
In what is allegedly not an April Fools stunt launched five months prematurely, Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon plans to start delivering packages by drone. He took to CBS’ 60 Minutes last night to announce that packages less than five pounds will be mailed by the flying robots as part of its “Amazon Prime Air” program. Read More
Jeff Bezos told 60 Minutes that Amazon will use drones to deliver packages. ( Read More