book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Tuesday 4th August

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Do We Need Stories?

Posted at 8:43AM Tuesday 27 Mar 2012

Let's tackle one of the literary set's favorite orthodoxies head on: that the world "needs stories."

nybooks.com




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Opinion

The Virtues Of Difficult Fiction
www.thenation.com

If novels aren't worthy challenges, we have no reason to linger in their pages

Ebooks And Print Can Co-Exist
goodereader.com

Four years ago there was a lot of panic

Amazon 'Exerts a Dangerous Amount of Control'
www.shelf-awareness.com

We now have a single, corporate entity that exerts a dangerous amount of control over the channels of free expression that sustain our democracy

Is This Really The Golden Age Of Publishing?
flavorwire.com

Ask Eddie Redmayne's Brother

Consumer-facing Websites Are The Future Of Book Marketing
www.bookbusinessmag.com

I see a bright future for publishers eager to develop and aggregate compelling content, especially content that readers want to share

How The Man Booker Fiction Prize Became Stacked In Favour Of The Big Publishers
theconversation.com

Award is among the most prestigious in the literary world. It is also incredibly generous to the big publishing houses

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Reading For Pleasure Builds Empathy And Improves Well Being, Research From The Reading Agency Finds
  2. Swedish Author Says He Was Destined To Write 'Millennium' Sequel
  3. Petting Zoo At The DH Lawrence Centre Angers Author's Admirers
  4. What Kids Should Read
  5. Tablet To Tablet: What Hasn't Changed In Publishing — And Should
  6. Experts Devise Formula To Crack Agatha Christie's Murder Mysteries
  7. Literary Agents Turn To Twitter To Solicit New Manuscripts
  8. J.K. Rowling, First Billionaire Author, Adds To Empire As She Turns 50
  9. Five Liverpool Libraries To Be Handed Over To Volunteers And Community Groups
  10. Penguin to let Londoners read its books for free in TfL and Virgin Media tie-up