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Thu, October 17th, 2013
Book Trailer Thursday: Actors Anonymous
Posted by: Courtney Jones

While a certain beloved Book Trailer Thursday curator is off getting hitched, I’ve gladly stepped in to provide this important public service announcement: As of Tuesday, October 15th, the actor James Franco unleashed another book onto the world. Donna Seaman penned some gracious words about Actors Anonymous in the Sept. 1 issue of Booklist: “The […]


Wed, August 17th, 2011
What It’s Like to Work at Booklist
Posted by: Daniel Kraus

Decided last night to watch The Best of Everything (1959), a Valley of the Dolls-style movie about three young secretaries slaving away at a New York City publishing house and trying to work their way up to the vaunted position of “EDITOR.”  I was dumbstruck by the movie’s unfaltering realism. Why, this is exactly how […]


Tue, January 13th, 2009
Quickly: Penguin Memoir, Obama Bucks, Abusive Blurbs, All Work and No Play
Posted by: Keir Graff

Tom Tomorrow tackles the memory crisis (“This Modern World,” Salon). A bunch of publishing types speculate on how much money Barack Obama will earn for his memoirs (“How Much Will Obama Get for His Memoirs?” New York). Funny, funny, funny: Larry Kirshbaum, agent and former CEO, Time Warner Books: “With Dow 9,000 as a base, […]


Mon, July 14th, 2008
Dastardly Plan Foiled by Librarians
Posted by: Keir Graff

I don’t know why, but this made me think of Michael Gruber’s excellent Book of Air and Shadows. Oh, wait, I know why. (Although this is more Donald Westlake than Gruber.) New tag: Life Imitates Art. (Although we know where Art gets his ideas.) From the Guardian (“Man held over theft of Shakespeare first folio,” by […]





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