How Writers Build the Brand →
housingworksbookstore: In 440 B.C. or so, a first-time Greek author named Herodotus paid for his own book tour around the Aegean. His big break came during the Olympic Games, when he stood up in the temple of Zeus and declaimed his “Histories” to the wealthy, influential crowd. In the 12th century, the clergyman Gerald of Wales organized his own book party in Oxford, hoping to appeal to college...
[…] Raven led the old horse forward. “Now, Mrs. Green, if...– Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop, p. 14. What’s true for a fictional character in 1961 East Anglia is truer for anybody opening a bookstore in 2011, no?
[…] What else do people think the Old House could be used for? Why...– Penelope Fitzgerald, The Bookshop, p. 10, where the widow Florence Green is arguing with the bank manager about buying the ramshackle Old House and converting it into a bookstore.
NPR: The sad, beautiful fact that we're going to... →
Not what I want to hear when I’m attempting to finish reading the internet and at least two books a week. Gah!
There are those who moan, oh, Shakespeare wouldn’t have written all those...– Colson Whitehead, Better Than Renting Out a Windowless Room: The Blessed Distraction of Technology, Publishers Weekly PS: Whitehead, by the way, is possibly that best Twitterer in the WWW (Whole Wide World, not World Wide Web.).
I read this when you first posted it, but it’s stuck with me. I’m not sure what...– Jim Hanas left this comment on a blog post from last month and I wanted to make sure that people read it, because I also hate solemnity. (Outside the sacred boundaries of the cheese aisle, naturally). (via bookavore)
Well, this is interesting. HBO is looking at turning Jennifer Egan’s...– Erk. I feel the same way I did when I learnt that The Life of Pi was being adapted for the big screen… The Millions : Goon Squad to the Small Screen? (via housingworksbookstore)