In a new series of articles on industry debate, we ask for our Publishing Perspectives readers’ thoughts on the value of paid reviews as author services.
One of Germany’s leading literary critics, Hellmuth Karasek, died on September 29, 2015. He was 81 years old.
How is it professional book critics can pump out scores of reviews a year when many of us struggle just to read one book a week? They are told what to say.
Marcel Reich-Ranicki was a living embodiment of so much of 20th century German intellectual life. Will the internet era ever produce as influential a critic?
Many people think bloggers opinions are as good as the pros. The head of the Times Literary Supplement and Man Booker Prize judge says that’s not true.
The latest in our occasional series of profiles, Publishing People We Appreciate, looks at Jennifer Brown, critic, editor, and children’s book crusader.
Critic Drew Nellins is shocked by the deluge of material-including five pages of blurbs-used to promote one novel. It lead’s him to ask: is excess the new norm?
The stats on LinkedIn suggest there are a lot more people out there publishing books professionally than there are reading them professionally.
A good book lives on in memory. But isn’t it better if you can get others to read it, too? By Edward Nawotka The end of the year “best book” lists are everywhere you turn. I’ve kvetched in the past about how commonplace it is to see the same dozen or two books on everyone’s top ten list. But that’s …
Ford Madox Ford famously wrote, “Open the book to page ninety-nine, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.” Sure, but will it make you buy?