Literary scouts like to say that their grandmothers don’t understand what they do for a living. Do they tie knots? Sell cookies? Orienteer, perhaps?
This is a good joke.
But “be prepared” is probably as apt a motto for literary scouts as any, because the job of the scout is to know everything. New York Read More
Anyone who identifies the literature business with the publishing industry would have quickly learned otherwise by walking a few hundred yards of Book Expo America at the Javits Center last week. In adorning their booths, the publishers of America reach quickly for the lowest-common denominator: The Clean-Eat Diet, Harlequin Romances, John Grisham, self-help, Sarah Palin, Read More
Publishers Weekly has gone poll-crazy in the last few weeks. First, they asked: “April is National Poetry Month. When was the last time you bought a book of poems?” Judging by the results, most of us haven’t purchased any verse since high school. Not so shocking, right? Well, check out their latest survey – Read More
Jon Bon Jovi may no longer be headlining, but the organizers of this summer’s Book Expo 2007 don’t feel any less young and hip for that.
Just look at the Web site! In its press area, there’s a special corner for bloggers (BookExpo America Loves Bloggers!).
Elsewhere, there’s a Read More