The Daily Beast lists the politicians who have sold the most books.
The band’s drummer Thor Harris shares his 21 rules of how to tour in a band or whatever.
Publishers Weekly examines the movement of bigger authors to smaller publishing houses.
The midlist is dying. That sentiment has been a mantra in publishing circles for years as agents, authors, and editors have decried that corporate publishing will no longer support the kind of author that was once an industry staple—the moderate success who was a consistent seller, if not a bestseller. With the “big six” demanding bigger sales numbers from all their authors, indie presses, which have long been the province of riskier, harder-to-market literary fiction, are finding that more commercial writers are showing up at their doors, as well as writers with serious accolades and lengthier track records.
i(heart)music has compiled its annual list of the hottest bands in Canada.
At the Guardian, Tessa Hadley praises novels set in the present day.
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