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Trying to Figure Out the Brouhaha over Dr. Seuss

The decision by Dr. Seuss Enterprises earlier this month to cease the sale of six classic Dr. Seuss titles has sparked debate about and accusations of censorship. It may be surprising to find children’s literature at the heart of current conversations about cancel culture and racial justice, so we wanted to survey the landscape of […]

David Joy Wins Southern Book Prize in Fiction

A North Carolina author has won the 2019 Southern Book Prize in Fiction. David Joy of western North Carolina won the prize in Fiction for The Line That Held Us (Putnam & Sons). Bookmarks in Winston-Salem had this to say about it: “With the Southern grit of Daniel Woodrell and the rich Appalachian cadence of Ron Rash, David Joy […]

More News from the Book Biz, Presented Without Comment

from John Scalzi’s Whatever blog: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2013/03/06/note-to-sff-writers-random-houses-hydra-imprint-has-appallingly-bad-contract-terms/ by by

Steven Pressfield Follows the Money

Many of us became writers hoping to avoid math, and none of us need to feel sorry for E.L. James. Having said that, novelist Steven Pressfield makes a persuasive argument (with the math to back it up) about how much money E. L. James lost when she sold her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy to […]