As the foremost chronicler of the young novelist Tao Lin’s every whim, The Observer was hoping we might break the story of Tao Lin’s next book deal, which he announced he was shopping a couple weeks back. Then, on a Sunday when our moods were already dampened by incessant rain and the looming prospect of Monday, Mr. Lin wrote to inform us that we had lost the story to Mike Vilensky at The Wall Street Journal. So he granted us an interview.
Sloane Crosley (best-selling author and “The Most Popular Publicist in New York“) just got a promotion—she’s now deputy director of publicity for Vintage/Anchor.
But as she settles into her new job title, she’s also preparing to promote her next book, How Did You Get This Number, out June 15.
How will Read More
Vintage Books publicist Lisa Weinert knew that the promotional campaign for Undiscovered Gyrl was going to require some non-traditional maneuvers. And since the novel, told in the form of a blog written by a 17-year-old girl, will be aimed primarily at young women when it’s published as a trade paperback in August, Ms. Weinert figured Read More
On Wednesday, April 29, CNN reported that Barack Obama was reading Joseph O’Neill’s 2008 New York novel Netherland. The tidbit came from an advance copy of this past weekend’s New York Times Magazine, in which the president told reporter David Leonhardt that boring White House briefing books had led him to Read More
Editors and other staff at the Knopf Publishing Group were informed this morning that Marty Asher, who has served as editor-in-chief of the company’s paperback division Vintage Anchor for two decades, had decided to step down in favor of a quieter, less administrative job as an editor-at-large at Knopf.
The announcement had been in Read More