Category Archives: Books

Book Club

Every Friday afternoon on my Youtube channel, Kevin Michael Grace and I discuss a new book. Here is an archive listing of all of our past Book Club shows: * Middlemarch by George Eliot * McLuhan for Beginners by W. … Continue reading

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Remembering Adam Parfrey, April 12, 1957–May 10, 2018

I will always remember Adam as the guy who took Cathy Seipp’s virginity. Margo Metroland writes: Adam Parfrey, the publisher of humor and esoterica who parlayed a 1980s “‘zine” sensibility into a durable niche publishing house, has died at his … Continue reading

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The world’s ten best selling English language authors

Comments: However, here’s a list of the world’s ten best selling English language authors. Agatha Christie – English William Shakespeare – English Barbara Cartland – English Danielle Steel – Half Jewish Half Portuguese Harold Robbins – Jewish Sidney Sheldon – … Continue reading

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LAT: Publishers are reeling from Trump’s win, but the news is not all bad

Los Angeles Times: The morning after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Paul Bogaards awoke with “a feeling of despair and dread or worse.” The director of public relations at Knopf Doubleday emailed that to his staff; he also told … Continue reading

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The Demographics Of Publishing

Comments: * I covered book publishing for more than 15 years as a reporter, up till the early 2000s, and during that time it was my impression that the editorial side of the business was about 3/4 female, and that … Continue reading

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