Harper’s has announced a digital version of the magazine is now available for the iPad, but unlike its redoubtable competitor, the New Yorker (which only allows users to purchase the iPad edition one issue at a time), Harper’s e-version is available as a yearly subscription.
The Onion’s AV club has apologized for running a review written by an author who clearly didn’t bother to read the book.
Tariq Ali writes that the “neo-con” Liu Xiaobo shouldn’t have received the Nobel Peace prize this year because Liu has supported the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Korea.
The Daily Beast has posted a few choice excerpts from the Paris Review’s interview with Jonathan Franzen, which will be on newsstands this week. On the eminent critic James Wood, Franzen offers this dismissive squawk: “I stopped reading my reviews after James Woods' piece on The Corrections . . . what he wrote was a quibbling and carping and narrowly censorious thing, with a willfully dense misreading of my Harper’s essay.”
If your author friends seem especially distracted lately, it is probably because they’re wondering why their book isn’t selling in Wichita, as Amazon has recently granted authors access to Nielsen BookScan’s weekly geographic sales figures.