Articles by Rhian Sasseen

March 13, 2013

Battle Royale 0

Publishers Weekly did some sleuthing and it turns out that it only takes 300 print copies sold per day to land the Amazon bestseller list – time to get cracking, everyone.

March 12, 2013

.literature 0

Amazon’s attempts to control literary domain names like “.book” and “.read” are not making the publishing community happy.

March 12, 2013

Readers and Returns 0

“I would argue that decent books coverage in a daily newspaper — especially when it’s presented in such a way that readers are likely to stumble over it and discover titles they might not otherwise have heard of — is more supportive of writers in the long run than a scholarship program.” At Salon, Laura […]

March 12, 2013

Tote Bags Everywhere 1

“There is also a particularly awkward and dispiriting form of loneliness that settles in the shoulders when faced with a room filled with social media connections, those digital acquaintances who remain strangers in the flesh.” Life amongst the introverts, and other dispatches from AWP 2013.

March 12, 2013

Who Pays? 0

Once again, the old “who pays writers?” debate, this time courtesy of The Atlantic. Further reading: “Writers should be paid $1 million per article.”

March 12, 2013

Blursing In Disguise 0

“A dictionary is just a book, a product, no different from Fifty Shades of Grey and only slightly better written.” A few rules for making up words.

March 6, 2013

Graffiti Street 0

“‘Tuya’ means ‘graffiti’ in Chinese—the name is recent—and this street, three-quarters of a mile long, may be the longest stretch of public art in the world. It’s also a government-sanctioned ‘art district,’ centered around the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, which was established in 1940…I noticed that every artist I spoke to referred to 2005 as […]

March 6, 2013

The Philosopher Queen 0

At Slate, Jillian Goodman asks, where are all the female cultural critics?

March 6, 2013

I Grow Old 0

“If there is one thing more depressing than reading other people’s old letters it is reading one’s own.” Becoming T. S. Eliot.

March 6, 2013

Invitation to a Beheading 0

“The author, whose novels thrum with ironic recurrences, might have been perversely pleased with this: thirty-six years after his death and twenty-two years after the fall of the Soviet Union with all its khudsovets, Vladimir Nabokov is, once again, controversial.”