In a session on “Readers Left Behind” at BEA’s IDPF Digital Book Conference, author Peg Tyre and Scholastic’s Francie Alexander discuss the crisis in boys’ reading — what we know and what we should be doing about it.
At BookExpo America, London publisher Michael Bhaskar tells IDPF’s Digital Book Conference that a new power broker is afoot: the reader-as-curator now is top priority in an industry deep in transition.
The publishing specialist Jane Friedman asks authors to reconsider a widely popular trend toward self-publishing as a means of attracting a traditional contract. “A serious epidemic of impatience,” she calls it.
Widely known as a guitarist with The National, composer Bryce Dessner brings a newly created instrument to the stage, the chord stick, in his hypnotically energizing “Music For Wood And Strings” with So Percussion. It’s pure Music For Writers.
English composer Joby Talbot had more adventure on the “Way of St. James” than he bargained for, but a new recording of his hour-long choral work from Harmonia Mundi offers authors a high road of focus and exhilaration — true #MusicForWriters.
20,000 BookCon fans are expected to cap this year’s BookExpo America trade show (BEA) in New York. How do books unleash such passion? BookCon creator Lance Fensterman of ReedPOP at Berlin’s Publisher’s Forum tells his audience that when “Publishing Goes Pop,” creators and consumers come together.
What if calendars aren’t how you schedule time but how others schedule their chances to interrupt you? Author and Mule Design co-founder Mike Monteiro offers a new thought on the place and purpose of time management.
While drawing on Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man And The Sea’ for work with Robert Wilson, composer Paola Prestini talks with #MusicForWriters about her new album, ‘Labyrinth,’ based in part on writings of Anaïs Nin: “The one thing I have is persistence.”
As the new SELF-e program gives indie authors a curated pathway into libraries for their ebooks, Library Journal opens a contest in four genres of submissions.
The music director of New York’s Ensemble Signal reflects on a powerful new recording of Steve Reich’s landmark ‘Music for 18 Musicians’ — and the booming contemporary classical scene today — in Music For Writers.