Kickstart our Kate! →
Our own Kate Milford—kid section guru, author of The Boneshaker—is kickstarting (kickstartering?) a novella she’s written to accompany the release of her other new book, The Broken Lands. How does she do it? With many fancy pens, that’s how. The novella’s called The Kairos Mechanism (!), and she’s publishing it on our book machine and on something called the...
Given the industry’s fears about Amazon’s increasing monopoly on talent and...– Ruth wrote a great op-ed about how publishers are sabotaging themselves by requiring booksellers to apply digital rights management to the books they sell. You might think you don’t care about this issue, but if you like books, writing or reading, you care about this issue. (via emilygould)
All the dialogue tags from two facing pages of 50...
,” he cries out loudly as he finds his release… ,” he breathes. ,” he whispers, quiet joy in his voice. ?” he asks gently. ,” I breathe sleepily. ,” I murmur. ,” he says. ,” I whisper. ,” he warns. ,” he murmurs. BONUS FROM THE NEXT PAGE: “…she enthuses down the phone. Her voice is a soothing balm.”
A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into; the other functions and...– In The Road to Wigan Pier, George Orwell digs straight to the core. We all eat, suckling from birth until the day we die. Our need for food connects and divides us, access to it or desperation for it moves the world. Politics, poetry, crime, civilization, revolution are built on plates of food. ...
More fetching than a girl with a dragon tattoo has always been a girl with a...– Dwight Garner, our new crush, in his Sunday piece, “The Way We Read Now.” (via classicpenguin)