Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Farewell to Jason Epstein

Jason Epstein, on top of all of his other achievements in the publishing universe, was the author of Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future. Part memoir and part nonfiction introduction to the field itself, the book seamlessly combines a nuts-and-bolts look at some of the inner workings of book publishing, but it also strings together some of the great stories that Epstein recalls from his legendary career, and it is stories like these that ignited in many of us the dream of working in the field. It is hard to believe he is gone at 93

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Scariest Author Reading Story Ever

In the book business, we are used to hearing stories about small turnouts at readings, signings, and other author appearances. It comes with the territory. We also hear about all kinds of mishaps that can happen on the road for writers. But this story by D. Watkins has got to be one of the most memorable we've ever heard.