paper trail

May 19, 2011 @ 4:00:00 am

Richard Nash

Adam Rapoport, Hugo Lindgren, Josh Tyrangiel: “Ladies and dudes, meet the Dude-itors.” These editors are “guys who preach a certain carefree editorial attitude.” Laid back as they profess to be, you should think twice before ordering a sparkling wine in their presence.

Jess Row has written a take-no-prisoners essay titled “The Novel Is Not Dead,” in which he rails against the “the aristocracy of critics, editors, publishers, and tastemakers” and calls Benjamin Kunkel “dogmatically bigoted.” Those are “fighting words,” says Kunkel in the Comments section.

New York Times, the TV show.

“Publishing is saddled with this terrible reputation for being reactionary and Luddite,” writes publisher Richard Nash. “This is perverse, truly perverse,” he adds, “since publishing is in fact at the center of two major social revolutions that dramatically disrupted the status quo ante.” Nash, who was once the publisher of Soft Skull Press, is now the mastermind behind the new publishing platform known as Red Lemonade, which just launched.

The New York Public Library has a new iPad app. Title: “Biblion: The Boundless Library.”