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Javier Calvo's "The Hanging Garden"

Javier Calvo—the author of Wonderful World which was published by HarperCollins a couple years ago—is in the States for a few events, including this one with Edith Grossman that’s taking place on Saturday at McNally Jackson in New York. To mark this, and to bring attention to an interesting young Spanish ...

Latest Review: "Almost Dead" by Assaf Gavron

The latest addition to our Review Section is a piece by Jeff Waxman on Assaf Gavron’s Almost Dead, which was translated from the Hebrew by the author and James Lever and published by HarperCollins. I’m really glad Jeff brought this book to my attention . . . It was one that I had missed in entering info into ...

Almost Dead

Big publishing houses have a lot going for them. They’ve got money and media access and the power to bring a book to the forefront of a very noisy culture, if only for a moment. And, like the small presses, they have some outstanding people working for them—publishers, editors, and publicists trying their ...

It's Like Darth Vader meets Voldemort . . .

From BoingBoing: Microsoft is ready to pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. to remove its news content from Google, according to the Financial Times. Microsoft has also approached other “big online publishers” with similar deals. “One website publisher approached by Microsoft said that the plan ...

Five-Figure Advance for Book of Tweets

This is the way the publishing world ends This is the way the publishing world ends This is the way the publishing world ends Not with a bang but a ...

Yet Another Bad Publishing Idea

When HarperCollins announced their latest innovation—“video books”—earlier this week, thousands of people around the country came up with the same joke: “yeah, video books . . . they’re called movies.” But honestly, that’s just the tip of the stupidity iceberg. First off, ...

Not Going Far Enough

Following on my unabashed DailyLit love, this announcement from HarperCollins sounds so 2006: HarperCollins Publishers is pleased to launch Browse Inside for the Apple iPhone. Browse Inside digitally replicates the experience of browsing the pages of a book prior to purchasing. Granted, I’m not a fan of the ...