Spanish author Javier Marias argues that while there are plenty of reasons not to write novels, there’s one that is very important — a shot at immortality.
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At the Yale Publishing Course, Craig Mod lauds Wattpad, despite its flaws, and urges entrepreneurs to delight and encourage your readers if you want to be a successful startup.
Los Angeles might often be dismissed by the bookish as a ‘Hollywood Town’ but it is home to numerous small presses and a vibrant literary community.
The Guardian reports on a survey of the income of professional writers and find that fewer people can earn a living from writing than just a year ago.
The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.
Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.
Our monthly selection of reviews from BlueInk Review, a service which reviews self-published books, stars a novel about friendship, golf and race in 1969, among others.
In the NYTimes, Felicia R. Lee asks if the ‘new wave of African writers’ with an international appeal are drawing attention away from African-American voices.
It may surprise many Americans, but German authors are paid to read in bookstores, have access to numerous fellowships and discounted health insurance.
Syrian novelist Moustafa Khalifé discusses the writing his novel about his long imprisonment, ‘La Coquille,’ and the lingering effects of incarceration.