Believe it or not, there may be a certain formula to finding your book amidst some of the nation’s best-selling authors, and it’s not just huge sales numbers. While success is not guaranteed, a behind-the-scenes look demystifies the ever-enigmatic selection process of the NYT best-seller staff.
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Books – so innocuous and lovely, such a comforting heft in your hands as you turn the pages. They are not SUVs. Who would suspect them of contributing to the poisoning of our environment? A nifty gadget like a kindle may seem more suspect. But there are a wealth of factors to tease apart. The […]
Every fall, I contemplate whether or not I should attempt NaNoWriMo. Writing 50,000 words in 30 days is a manageable challenge, though not an easy one. For the uninitiated, NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Every November, hundreds of thousands of people around the world attempt to write a novel—by NaNoWriMo’s definition, 50,000 words—within […]
Simone Elkeles, a self-proclaimed “housewife from Chicago,” recently hit the New York Times Best Seller List with the final installment of her teen romance trilogy Perfect Chemistry. She is also well known for her two other series Leaving Paradise and How to Ruin; her most recent work, Wild Cards, was released on October 1. This […]
By Rebekah Hunt In my last blog, I recommended a bunch of books for your summer reading list that will keep your brain in tip-top shape while you enjoy the warm weather and work on your tan, or whatever normal people do (I happen to guard my pallor like a Victorian lady and have […]
By Rebekah Hunt The Economist reported, in August of 2006, that print journalism has been in decline since 1990. Jobs in the industry fell by 18% between 1990 and 2004, Knight-Ridder sold off its newspapers, and New York Times share prices had been cut in half within four years.The obvious explanation, and the one most […]