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Three Percent #67: The Tom Podcast

From the choice of the opening song—“Royals” by Lorde—to the main topic of great midwestern bookstores and Wisconsin’s beer culture, this podcast is All About Tom. And it’s fantastic. Mostly because we get to talk about a lot of great bookstores. Some of the stores mentioned in this ...

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Three Percent #60: BEA and Sucking

This post-BookExpo America podcast (with special guest, Bromance Will/Will Evans, the man behind Deep Vellum Press) is all about the good and bad of the country’s largest trade show for publishing. Mostly, it’s a series of rants—not necessarily about the show itself, but about the crap that craps it all up. ...

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Three Percent #20: Everyone in the World Writes in English

In this week’s podcast, Tom and I talk about the strange cases of books/authors that most people don’t think of as having been translated. (Not to give away too much, but we start with Haruki Murakami.) From there, we talk about which authors are most associated with particular countries, the pros and cons of ...

More on the Occupy Movement [N+1 Podcast]

The other day I discovered the N+1 podcast and expressed a public hope that they would dedicate a whole episode to discussing the Occupy Movement. (Again, for anyone who missed it, you should definitely check this out.) Well, fast forward, like, two days and N+1 has now posted a special Occupy the Studio podcast available ...

N+1 Podcast

I totally missed the launch of this, but apparently N+1 now has a podcast, the new episode of which is now online. Carla Blumenkranz, n+1 editor and contributor, discusses her piece ā€œCaptain Midnight.ā€ This unusual portrait follows a young Gordon Lish in the early ā€™60s as he searches for new talent and struggles ...

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Three Percent #18: Occupy Everything

This week’s podcast is a mixed bag of stuff. Our main focus is on book events—why from a publisher’s perspective they can be frustrating, what makes them interesting (or not), etc. But we also talk a bit about Occupy Wall Street and books that we hope are in the OWS library. Oh, and as can only be ...

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Three Percent #12: Lawsuits and Million Dollar Ideas

For this week’s podcast we decided to talk about a few recent news items, starting with this lawsuit against Apple that “alleges that the publishers and Apple colluded to increase prices for popular e-book titles to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing.” ...