America’s only living Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison, offers her 11th novel, God Help The Child.
IMPERCEPTIBLE, INVISIBLE ALMOST, but it was there at the London Book Fair this year—publishers quietly clapping each other on the back and breathing a collective sigh of relief: Phew, thank goodness that ebook thing is over. Now let’s get back to real publishing. I’m being a little facetious, of course. But this year’s trade show […]
THE EARLY DAYS OF HIP-HOP come alive in all their beautiful, vivid detail at the newly opened “Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper.” The exhibition presents captivating images from the early years of a now-global culture rooted in the streets of New York, through the work of three city-based photographers. […]
AS HILLARY CLINTON PREPARED to formally launch her presidential campaign on Sunday afternoon, a Brooklyn street artist was busy pasting anti-Clinton signs throughout the borough, which happens to be where the hopeful candidate plans to set up campaign headquarters. Reminiscent of the instantly recognizable Barack Obama “Hope” posters that Shephard Fairey created for the president’s […]
PLAYSTER, A DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA STREAMING PLATFORM, has announced a content deal with one of the world’s largest book publishers, Simon & Schuster. The agreement provides unlimited access to a vast number of bestselling backlist ebook titles from the publisher’s U.S. and international catalog. In a statement, Erika Khanna, spokesperson for Playster said: “Simon & Schuster […]
KOBO LAUNCHES ITS LATEST E-READER, the Kobo Glo HD, which it bills as a device featuring “the highest resolution screen available on the market, at the lowest price.” At $129.99, the device is $70 cheaper than the $199 Kindle Voyage, which Amazon rolled out in September last year. The Glo HD features a six-inch, 300 ppi […]
Meryl Streep has funded a screenwriters lab for women writers over 40, to be run by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, a collective of women filmmakers, deadline June 1.