On June 8, 2018, the world sadly lost Anthony Bourdain, a world-renowned chef and TV personality. Bourdain was well-known for his love of traveling and food, hosting shows like A Cook’s Tour, No Reservations, The Layover, and Parts Unknown, while also guest judging cooking competitions such as Top Chef. In addition to food and travel, though, Bourdain had a passion for story-telling and made quite an impact on the publishing industry. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Anthony Bourdain”
BookExpo America (BEA) is considered to be “the #1 book and author event” within the publishing industry. While its sister event BookCon is more geared toward consumers, BEA provides a more business-like environment for publishing professionals. BEA is a place “to discover emerging authors and the next blockbuster titles, engage with the world’s most influential publishers, and learn from industry leaders and peers.” It’s one of the few moments when publishing professionals, authors, and readers can come together to discuss the future of the book industry. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Diversity at BookExpo 2018”
The New York Times Magazine recently named Rita Dove as its new poetry editor, succeeding current poetry editor Terrance Hayes in July 2018. Since editor Jake Silverstein created the poetry editor position in 2014, three poets have held the position with Dove coming in as the fourth. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Rita Dove”
On May 21, news broke that Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine is discontinuing publication by the end of 2018. For almost 50 years, Interview (also known as “The Crystal Ball of Pop”) has been a cultural staple for giving readers an intimate look into the lives of celebrities, artists, musicians, and creative innovators. What makes Interview different from other pop culture magazines is celebrities are interviewed by other celebrities. Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Andy Warhol”
If you’ve walked past a bookstore recently, you’ve likely seen the striped, technicolor jacket of Meg Wolitzer’s The Female Persuasion. If you’ve been anywhere in the vicinity of a Barnes & Noble, you’ve definitely seen it, as the novel was recently chosen to spearhead the new Barnes & Noble Book Club. The club’s first meeting was held Wednesday, May 2, and discussions took place in every B&N bookstore across the country. The event was completely free and all participants were treated to a tall hot or iced coffee (and a cookie!) from Starbucks.
(Am I the only one squealing about this deal? I’m definitely keeping my eye out for B&N’s next pick! Just keep in mind that it’s a SEASONAL, not monthly, book club…) Continue reading “Quote of the Week | Meg Wolitzer”