#publishing

We’re in a culture where a critic can say not only “this is a bad book,” but “the writer is a bad person.” (And “the readers are bad, too!”) I don’t know what the answer is, but maybe it starts with paying attention. When you see something — “review” or “close reading” that’s about author, not book, where quotes aren’t from text but the author’s blog, say something. Examine your own assumptions, and the reviewer’s. Believe in women as authors, not just stenographers of their own lives. When you see a critic say, “It’s impossible to review Female Author’s new book without discussing her life,” ask — really? Really really?
- A compilation of Jennifer Weiner’s tweets from this morning. Very astute. Read all of them here.
People: So you studied English and creative writing in college, you interned at a publishing consultancy, you love books, and you run a writing blog that has 127,000 followers. Why don't you work in publishing???
Me: I have over $40,000 in student loan and debt; I live in New York City; my parents do not give me any financial support. I literally cannot afford to work in publishing.
books:

readpenguin:

Hello, world! Welcome to the Penguin Tumblr. Very pleased to meet you. 
This is your spot for vintage Penguin images, interviews with authors, notes from our editors, tours of the Penguin headquarters, jacket art designs and other miscellaneous book-talkery. 
You can count on bad puns, beautiful books, classic literature, and plenty more. 
Thank you for joining us here for our debutante ball. Feeling like this right now. 

Big news, y’all!

Ooooh hi Penguin! Let’s be friends!
books:

readpenguin:

Hello, world! Welcome to the Penguin Tumblr. Very pleased to meet you. 
This is your spot for vintage Penguin images, interviews with authors, notes from our editors, tours of the Penguin headquarters, jacket art designs and other miscellaneous book-talkery. 
You can count on bad puns, beautiful books, classic literature, and plenty more. 
Thank you for joining us here for our debutante ball. Feeling like this right now. 

Big news, y’all!

Ooooh hi Penguin! Let’s be friends!

books:

readpenguin:

Hello, world! Welcome to the Penguin Tumblr. Very pleased to meet you. 

This is your spot for vintage Penguin images, interviews with authors, notes from our editors, tours of the Penguin headquarters, jacket art designs and other miscellaneous book-talkery.

You can count on bad puns, beautiful books, classic literature, and plenty more. 

Thank you for joining us here for our debutante ball. Feeling like this right now. 

Big news, y’all!

Ooooh hi Penguin! Let’s be friends!

Did anyone else receive this email last night?

It’s so legal jargon-y but I feel like it’s important!

Dear Kindle Customer,

We previously emailed you about Settlements between several eBook publishers, State Attorneys General and private plaintiffs. On March 25, 2014, Amazon made credits from the proceeds of those publishers’ Settlements available to eligible customers. You can learn more about those publishers’ Settlements by clicking here.

The Attorneys General and private plaintiffs have now settled similar claims against Apple Inc. The court where those claims are pending has directed us to send the following legal notice to you to advise you of your rights in the Apple Settlement. If you have any questions about this notice, or your legal rights, please visit the E-book Lawsuits website or call the phone number listed at the end of this notice. Amazon’s customer service will not be able to answer questions about your legal rights in the Apple Settlement.

Thanks for being a Kindle customer.

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