Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” his first novel, is widely-considered one of the great works of modern literature. After it came out in 1952, Ellison wrote and wrote, and readers waited and waited, but a second novel never came. When he died in 1994, Ellison left thousands of pages of material.
As the recession pushes more readers into cash-strapped libraries, some are turning to electronic books to satisfy their literary appetites. Ray Suarez looks at this nascent industry with two publishers. Continue reading
To “e-read,” or not to e-read? That was the question on the minds of publishers, authors and librarians gathered in New York City this weekend for the industry’s massive annual trade show, BookExpo America.
Despite Amazon’s unveiling of the latest version of its electronic reading device, the Kindle, to the delight of many bookworms Monday, it appears that bookshelves, libraries and backpacks have not been rendered obsolete — at least not yet. Continue reading
Little, Brown and Co. removed Kaavya Viswanathan’s debut novel from book stores as the Harvard University sophomore continues to come under fire for allegedly plagiarizing. An industry expert talks about the allegations and the book publishing industry. Continue reading