The final round of the Morning News's 2011 Tournament of Books saw Jonathan Franzen's Freedom compete with Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Good Squad. The latter won by a hair.
Jessa Crispin: “Publishing isn't dead. Smart publishing, well, that's a different story.”
Some editions of the New York Times Book Review failed to put a marquee-worthy (and controversial) name on the marquee. Here’s the paper’s somewhat squeamish correction: “Because of a production error, a review on the cover of the Book Review, about Bismarck: A Life, by Jonathan Steinberg, omits the byline in some copies. As noted in the table of contents and in the contributor’s biographical note, the review is by Henry A. Kissinger.”
“Publishing guru” Jason Epstein shares his high hopes for print-on-demand machines.
A Public Space has announced the first English-language issue of Monkey Business: New Voices from Japan. The inaugural English issue will showcase some of the best writing from the Japanese magazine, and will include work by Yoko Ogawa, Barry Yourgrau, and many others. Twenty-five percent of profits will go to earthquake- and tsunami-relief aid funds.
For poetry month, the Poetry Society is handing over its Twitter duties to the poets. It’s a great lineup: D.A. Powell started things off asking what poem first seduced you. Others include Richard Siken, Joshua Clover, CAConrad, Amy King, and Dorothea Lasky.