The number of books self-published in the U.S.in 2018 jumped 40% over 2017, according to Bowker’s annual survey of the self-publishing market. More than 1.6 million books were self-published last year.
An unsolicited manuscript sent to literary agent Helen Heller a little over a week ago is now one of the hot properties going into next week's Frankfurt Book Fair, after being preempted by Pamela Dorman for high six figures.
Michael Adno retraces the footsteps of Zora Neale Hurston — and interviews those, like Alice Walker and Valerie Boyd, who followed her steps — and then reminded all of us that Hurston was maybe the most important American writer to have ever lived.
In a survey of 1,502 American adults conducted from January 8 to February 7 this year, Pew found that 20% of adults listened to an audiobook in the 12 months prior to the time the survey was conducted. In 2011, only 11% of adults said they listened...
Novelist and poet Ocean Vuong and comics artist and educator Lynda Barry, are among the 26 people chosen to receive the annual fellowships—popularly known as “genius grants”—awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.