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Tag Archives: Ernest Hemingway

Have You Always Wanted to Buy a Big 5 Publisher?

Now’s your chance! Simon & Schuster, one of the so-called “Big 5” New York publishing houses, has been put up for sale by its parent company, ViacomCBS. According to an article in The New York Times: ViacomCBS, announced (that), after a “strategic review,” the book publisher was no longer essential to its business and that […]

Books 50% Off through Bookworm & Silverfish

After nearly forty years of membership in the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, Bookworm & Silverfish, which specializes in out-of-print books and appraisals, is offering 50% off a large portion of its online inventory. You can search by author, title, keyword, or even category. There are thousands of rare and antique books on subjects such […]

Author Insults

From Flavorwire, via Shelf Awareness, the “30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History.” They missed more than a few of my favorites, though, almost all of which revolve around Ernest Hemingway, whose gift for alienating people may have exceeded his literary talents.  After their falling out, Gertrude Stein trained her toy poodle to growl when she […]

Authors Who Experiment, Authors as Animals

I just realized that today’s headline might lead readers to think we’re going to discuss some crazed literary Dr. Moreau, but it actualyl refers to two distinct stories featured in today’s Shelf Awareness: On BoingBoing, Cory Doctorow takes a look at author Diane Duane’s just-concluded experiment with “crowdfunded publishing,” an intriguing idea that may not […]