Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle e-book reader took the digital publishing world by storm when it was released in 2007, but not everyone could afford the hefty pricetag — especially for a little machine to read digital books.
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It’s a somewhat scary thought. In five years, digital media may just overtake print. Steve Haber, president of Sony’s digital reading business division, is convinced that the e-book market has gained so much momentum in the last few years that it is now unstoppable.
Writers used to query literary agents and send books to traditional publishers in the hopes of making a name for themselves in the literary world.
Best known for his short stories, Leonard Michaels also wrote essays, published together in this posthumous collection.
Zadie Smith tackles topics from Kafka to Katherine Hepburn, from the Oscars to Obama, in “Changing My Mind,” her first collection of nonfiction.
Lydia Millet’s first short story collection brings together animals and celebrities in an exploration of what it means to be human.
Pete Dizinhoff’s righteous contentment with the life of suburban comfort he has built falters in “A Friend of the Family.”
The compelling Tassie Keltjin comes of age in Lorrie Moore’s long-awaited novel, “A Gate at the Stairs.”
“Big World” is riddled with female characters who teeter dangerously on the threshold of disaster, making this collection a disturbingly honest look into the feminine psyche.
A tale of two sisters, Lisa See’s “Shanghai Girls” weaves an intimate, eventful plot into the fabric of China’s recent history.