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Creating Perks for a Crowdfunded Writing Project - Posted April 5, 2013
Do you dream of using crowdfunding to support a writing or research project that you could never tackle by yourself? Today on the Morning Media Menu, journalist and literary blogger Edward Champion introduced ... [GalleyCat]

April Fools' Day Jokes for Writers & Readers - Posted April 1, 2013
April Fools' Day jokes flooded the Internets today, but we wanted to highlight a few gags that all the writers and readers in the audience would appreciate. We'll start with Twitter's scheme to charge for vowels (see Twttr in action... [GalleyCat]

Gary Shteyngart Gets Book Blurb Documentary - Posted January 4, 2013
Journalist Edward Champion has released "Shteyngart Blurbs," a short documentary looking at the life and book blurbs of Gary Shteyngart (along with the history of blurbs). We've embedded the complete film above, including cameos from some great writers, ... [GalleyCat]

Spreecast CEO Tells Some Users 'Video Files Were Mistakenly Deleted' - Posted November 29, 2012
Spreecast CEO Jeff Fluhr has written to a number of users of the video chat service, explaining that "Recently, Spreecast made an internal error and your video files were mistakenly deleted. You will not be able to play your Spreecasts created before November 2... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Literary Blogger Gets Axe At Commentary After Publishing Unapproved Gay-Marriage Post - Posted November 12, 2012
Commentary magazine, rarely the subject of controversy, aired some dirty laundry over the weekend. Literary blogger D.G. Myers was given the boot from the publication and quickly suggested the reason involved his support of gay m... [FishbowlDC]

Bookstores Reopen After Storm - Posted October 30, 2012
As the East Coast emerged from Hurricane Sandy, a few bookstores opened their doors to the community. At the same time, literary blogger Edward Champion reported that Brooklyn's Powerhouse Arena has been "devastated." We've co... [GalleyCat]

Robert Gottlieb Responds to Penguin Lawsuit: 'Authors Beware' - Posted September 26, 2012
The Smoking Gun broke the news that Penguin has sued a number of authors "who failed to deliver books for which they received hefty contractual advances." The list of writers includes Elizabeth Wurtzel... [GalleyCat]

Should Writers Be Allowed To Recycle Material? - Posted June 20, 2012
Journalist and author Jonah Lehrer has come under media scrutiny this week after he was caught recycling his own writing from The Wall Street J... [GalleyCat]

Jonah Lehrer's Situation Gets Worse [Update] - Posted June 20, 2012
Jonah Lehrer, formerly of Wired and recently hired by The New Yorker, is in serious trouble. Jim Ro... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Jonah Lehrer's Situation Gets Worse [Update] - Posted June 20, 2012
Jonah Lehrer, formerly of Wired and recently hired by The New Yorker, is in serious trouble. Jim Ro... [FishbowlNY]

Jonah Lehrer's Situation Gets Worse [Update] - Posted June 20, 2012
Jonah Lehrer, formerly of Wired and recently hired by The New Yorker, is in serious trouble. Jim Ro... [FishbowlLA]

Is Literary Coverage Gender Balanced? - Posted December 30, 2011
Last night literary blogger Edward Champion looked back at The Bat Segundo Show archives for 2011, revealing that he had 28 male guests and 27 female guests on his literary podcast last year. What do you think--doe... [GalleyCat]

Occupy Wall Street Resources for Writers - Posted November 21, 2011
In a Morning Media Menu interview this morning, literary blogger Edward Champion shared stories from the Occupy Wall Street evicti... [GalleyCat]

National Book Awards Tonight - Posted November 16, 2011
GalleyCat contributor and eBookNewser editor Dianna Dilworth will be covering the National Book Awards tonight at Cipriani Wall Street. Follow her coverage live on our GalleyCat Twitter feed and on this blog. Below, we've linked to free samples ... [GalleyCat]

Debut Novel Cut for Plagiarism - Posted November 8, 2011
Q.R. Markham's debut spy novel Assassin of Secrets has been cut by Little, Brown's Mulholland Books. Publisher Michael Pietsch... [semanticweb.com]

Debut Novel Cut for Plagiarism - Posted November 8, 2011
Q.R. Markham's debut spy novel Assassin of Secrets has been cut by Little, Brown's Mulholland Books. Publisher Michael Pietsch... [GalleyCat]

Occupy Wall Street Advice for Writers - Posted October 3, 2011
Will you be writing about the Occupy Wall Street protests? As this movement grows, it will give writers around the country a chance to explore some of the toughest issues of our generation. Today on the ... [GalleyCat]

Occupy Wall Street Advice for Writers - Posted October 3, 2011
Will you be writing about the Occupy Wall Street protests? As this movement grows, it will give writers around the country a chance to explore some of the toughest issues of our generation. Today on the ... [semanticweb.com]

IKEA Dispels Death of the Bookcase Rumors - Posted September 13, 2011
Last week The Economist speculated that the new 15-inch edition of the IKEA Billy bookcase illustrated how bookshelves are used for everything "... [GalleyCat]

Should Bookstores Charge for Author Events? - Posted June 22, 2011
Many independent bookstores across the country are considering charging for in-store author events. According to The New York Times, bookstore owners feel that too many people use their business... [GalleyCat]

What Books Are You Looking Forward to in 2011? - Posted January 6, 2011
WNYC recently asked media professionals from different fields what they are looking forward to in 2011. Writer Edward Champion (pictured, ... [GalleyCat]

Cooks Source Magazine Flooded with Protests - Posted November 5, 2010
Cooks Source magazine received a flood of protest when they published "A Tale of Two Tarts" by Monica Gaudio--without the author's knowledge or permission. Gaudio contacted the editor looking for a written apology and a $130 (10 cents ... [GalleyCat]

April Fools' Day Publishing News - Posted April 1, 2010
While GalleyCat was buried under news about agency models, eBooks, and Amazon, the rest of the publishing world played April Fools' Day gags. Here are a few of our favorites. Add links to your favorites in the comments section. Blogger ... [GalleyCat]

Bud Light Super Bowl Ad Offends Book Clubs, Literary Bloggers, and Readers - Posted February 8, 2010
Nobody ever expects high-culture Super Bowl ads, but a Bud Light advertisement irked some literary football fans. Bud Light released the beer ad embedded below, mocking book clubs, male readers, female readers, and book reading in general. The ad shows a couple fun-loving beer drinkers crashing a book club, playing with all... [GalleyCat]

Kirkus Reviews Closes; Twittersphere Ponders Future of Book Reviews - Posted December 10, 2009
As news broke that Kirkus Reviews would close, the Twittersphere exploded with commentary from worried writers, readers, and publishers around the world--can the book review survive the loss of this magazine that has reviewed literature since 1933? ... [GalleyCat]

FTC Blogger Rules Carry $11K Fines - Posted October 5, 2009
Today the Federal Trade Commission revised their "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials" (click here to download), urging bloggers who review products, from a book to a video game system, to disclose if they received the product for free when giving an endorsement. According to the ... [GalleyCat]

Richard Russo Review Draws Fire - Posted August 6, 2009
Newsweek writer Jennie Yabroff raised literary eyebrows yesterday, reviewing Richard Russo's new novel, "That Old Cape Ma... [GalleyCat]

Alain de Botton Explains His Critical Comments - Posted July 2, 2009
In a new interview, author Alain de Botton explained that he never expected (and regretted) that his comments on a book critic's blog would reach a "large audience" via the Internet. Litera... [GalleyCat]

Sherman Alexie Versus Amazon - Posted June 2, 2009
Author Sherman Alexie played a public role at BEA 2009--contemplating readership, Amazon's Kindle, and class during heady panel discussions. The author of "The Absolutely True Diary ... [GalleyCat]

Colson Whitehead on Literary Classification - Posted May 4, 2009
Should authors worry about genre labels? At a recent reading, one blogger asked if Colson Whitehead's "Sag Harbor" should be considered YA fiction, and reported that the noveli... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Admits "Ham-Fisted Cataloging Error" - Posted April 14, 2009
Amazon reports that 57,310 titles in categories including Health, Mind & Body, and Erotica were affected by a "embarrassing and ham-fisted cataloging error." Literary blogger Edward Champion reported that Amazon had answered his question... [GalleyCat]

April Publishing Foolishness - Posted April 1, 2009
There are far more fools in the publishing industry than GalleyCat ever imagined. Here's a round-up of the literary news breaking around the Internets on April 1st, 2009... Jeff VanderMeer sold his newest book, ... [GalleyCat]

Deborah Solomon's Missing Questions for Josh Schwartz - Posted October 16, 2007
FBLA stumbled upon one of those missing tapes with the questions that NYT interviewer/fabulist Deborah Solomon really asked Gossi... [FishbowlLA]

Edward Champion Exposes Confessional Blogs - Posted July 23, 2007
Edward Champion wrote a thoughtful piece for Sunday's LA Times on blogging of the confessional nature. In his blog, he expands on it, and one of his interviewees, Rachel Kramer Bussell, offers more thoughts on her own revealing blog ... [FishbowlLA]

Today in AMS: PGW Clients Get Perseus Offers - Posted January 31, 2007
PW Daily reports that various Publishers Group West clients are sending back signed agreements to the distributor, though as of this writing, not all publishers have yet received offers. Perseus CEO David Steinberger said he had received "more than 10" contracts since they began coming in yesterday. Late last week, Steinberger... [GalleyCat]

Today in AMS: PGW publisher options, legal issues - Posted January 8, 2007
As Advanced Marketing Services's Chapter 11 adventures continue (with the top 20 creditors slated to meet on January 12 to discuss what to do next) attention still rightfully swirls around the future of once-profitable Publishers Group West and the 150-odd independent publishers who are its clients. Last Friday, more than 70... [GalleyCat]

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