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In his writing and life, Thomas Bernhard led a charge in the opposite direction. His publisher always broke his fall.
The merger of Penguin and Random House is part of a trend that has been deadly for literary authors and serious nonfiction.
A consolidated publishing industry, along with the right-wing media machine, has fostered the market for extremist hit jobs.
As a bookseller, Amazon has left no corner of the publishing world untouched. What will happen as it ventures into publishing original content?
Amazon got big fast, hastening the arrival of digital publishing. But how big is too big?
In Germany, fixed-price laws curtail the power of retail chains and help to sustain a vibrant literary culture.
Have copyright laws failed?
Under the editorship of John Freeman and Ellah Allfrey, Granta is thriving again.
Ann Blair’s Too Much to Know explains how across the centuries the profusion of information has always inspired readers to invent shortcuts to knowledge.
Is the cultural commons a viable alternative to the copyright regime, or does it risk turning culture into a consumerist slum?