Articles by Nick Moran

July 30, 2011

Writers and Their Snacks 4

Franz Kafka liked to drink milk as he wrote. Walt Whitman liked a breakfast of cold meat and oysters. Marcel Proust was an espresso addict. This info graphic from The New York Times raises the question: what do you snack on as you write? You might also want to snack as you read that article, so […]

July 30, 2011

Longshot Magazine 0

 Longshot is an online magazine with quite an interesting concept: “Over a 48 hour period from noon July 29, 2011, through noon July 31, 2011, thousands of writers, editors, artists, photographers, programmers, videographers, and other creatives from all around the world will come together via the Internet to make a magazine from start to finish.” […]

July 29, 2011

Book Trailer Contest 0

Would you like to win all 37 novellas from Melville House’s “The Art of the Novella” series? Then try your hand at making a video book trailer for their “The Duel x 5″ set.

July 29, 2011

Little, Brown in the News 0

U.S. publishing house Little, Brown had a rough day in the news yesterday. Its coy marketing tactics have rubbed some booksellers the wrong way, reports Julie Bosman for The New York Times. Later on, The New York Post‘s Keith J. Kelly noted that the publisher has dropped one of its bigger titles. Jason Bennett raises […]

July 29, 2011

LA Times Lays Off Reviewers 0

The Los Angeles Times book review laid off its entire staff of freelance book reviewers.

July 28, 2011

“That’s some catch, that Catch-22″ 0

Vanity Fair takes a closer look at Joseph Heller‘s tragicomic novel Catch-22. If you’re in NYC this August, you can supplement this reading with McNally Jackson’s “Ask Me About…” series.

July 28, 2011

E-Books and Paperbacks 3

As The New York Times reports, the rise of e-books has quickened the release of paperbacks. You used to have to wait a year for paperbacks to hit the shelves; now it’s often half that.

July 27, 2011

NYPL Forgives Late Fees 0

The New York Public Library is granting amnesty to 143,000 kids’ late fees. $1 will be knocked off each kid’s fee for every 15 minutes they spend in the library’s Summer Reading Program.

July 27, 2011

Murakami Meets Spotify 0

The popular European music site Spotify debuted in the US last week, and already the fine folks at GalleyCat have made a Haruki Murakami playlist.

July 27, 2011

Capote Quiz 0

The OUP’s blog has created a Truman Capote quiz. The idea is to match the author’s quotation with its literary victim.