Colson Whitehead Explores His Personal Archeology of the 80’s

April 14, 2009 12:00 am By

Colson Whitehead's newest novel, Sag Harbor, will be released from Random House in late April. He was born in New York City. His first novel, The Intuitionist, won the QPB New Voices Award and was an Ernest Hemingway/PEN Award finalist. His second novel, John Henry Days, was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. He is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. Whitehead lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Law School Conference Points To Big Issues in Google Settlement

March 30, 2009 12:00 am By

Google, authors and publishers recently entered into a settlement agreement in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., a class action lawsuit brought against Google in connection with its use of copyrighted books in its Book Search feature, and in The McGraw-Hill Companies et al. v. Google Inc., a separate lawsuit by publishers. The settlement, if approved by the court, purportedly will provide new opportunities for authors and publishers to market their works.

Ted Dekker and Erin Healy Explore Missing Pieces of Life

February 12, 2009 12:00 am By

New York Times Bestselling Author Ted Dekker, teams for the first time with a woman, Erin Healy, to write a different kind of suspense novel, Kiss, just out from Thomas Nelson. In this audio interview (with slides), Ted and Erin explore the challenges and triumphs of writing together.

Appetite for Self-Destruction: Steve Knopper Examines the Crash of the Record Industry

January 14, 2009 12:00 am By

Appetite for Self Destruction is a detailed first-time account of of the rise and fall of the recording industry. Author Steve Knopper draws unforgettable portraits of the music world's mighty and formerly mighty. In this AUDIO interview he talks about the industry, the development of the book, and about the parallels between the music and book publishing industry.

Author John Grogan Talks About The Longest Trip Home

December 22, 2008 12:00 am By

In his debut bestseller, Marley & Me, John Grogan showed how a dog can become an extraordinary presence in the life of one family. Now, in his highly anticipated follow-up, Grogan again works his magic, bringing us the story of what came first.

Deb Futter on Grand Central’s Winter Book Releases

October 29, 2008 12:00 am By

Deb Futter, VP, Editor in Chief, Grand Central Publishing, is interviewed by the Association of American Publishers as part of its Book Editors Online & Unscripted series in which editors talk about their seasonal book picks. Here, Ms. Futter discusses four newly-released and upcoming titles for this Winter. The AAP is the trade association for about 260 U.S. publishers of all sizes.

Stephen Michaud’s Book about Real Life Counterfeiter Inspires Microseries For TNT TV and Internet

October 28, 2008 12:00 am By

RPM, a crime thriller produced by Mandalay Television and inspired by Stephen G. Michaud's book, LETHAL SHADOW, is breaking new ground in the world of digital and television content. What is called a "microseries," RPM embraces 20 2-minute episodes that run on both TNT Television during commercial breaks, and on TNT's Internet site. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company the microseries features the Lincoln MKS within the storyline and across several custom marketing platforms driving tune-in. RPM premiered within primetime episodes of Law & Order on TNT in October 2008.