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Publishing Industry news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
Farewell to Midge Decter, the Bigot on the Beach
The obituaries for the founding mother of neoconservatism fail to give a sense of how vile her opinions really were.
May 4, 2022
Don’t Fear a Red Planet: The Story of the World’s Only Native Comic Shop
Lee Francis IV turned an empty hair salon into a space for “Indigenerds” to let their imaginations run wild.
April 26, 2022
Now Amazon Is Being Challenged in the Boardroom as Well
A campaign by New York and Illinois pension fund leaders, led by New York City Comptroller Brad Lander, aims to pressure the company on its shocking record on workplace safety and high employee turnover.
March 17, 2022
The War of Words Between Between “Rashka” and Ukraine
On the culture front between “Rashka” and Ukraine.
February 28, 2022
The Book Arsenal: A Dispatch From the Cultural Front in Kyiv
Ukrainian publisher Anetta Antonenko has her books, her cats, her language—and her gun.
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February 21, 2022
I Helped Publish “Maus.” Never Once Have I Regretted It.
If you truly want a teenager to read any book with gusto, the first thing you need to do is, of course, ban it.
October 28, 2021
The Strange State of the Novel in the “Age of Amazon”
A conversation with Mark McGurl about how the company changed the way books are written and the consequences of a service oriented reading culture.
August 3, 2021
Sell This Book!
Corporate publishing wants to turn all readers into renters. We’re trying to stop them.
April 30, 2021
Philip Roth and His Defensive Fans Are Their Own Worst Enemies
Why did it take a sexual assault scandal to raise red flags about a deeply flawed biography?
March 3, 2021
The World Lawrence Ferlinghetti Built
As a poet, publisher, and bookstore owner, he helped foster a literary ecosystem where politics and culture for the better seemed possible.