I kind of adore wordless animation.

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This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things


In publishing-universe news, yesterday the Life in Publishing tumblr was shut down permanently, and the account deleted.

This anonymous blog by a (presumably female) publishing insider typically featured cheeky observations about the publishing world (including, yes, author behavior). Based on…

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I just want to hug Kevin Henkes.

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Books belong to their readers.

(Source: fishingboatproceeds)

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The boundaries of the culture were shifting, and literary borders cracking and reforming right along with them. Even in times of great stability, and even in industries that don’t need to adapt as quickly as publishing to cultural changes, the fact remains that generations must be replenished. Every book house needs to pump new blood continuously; hungry, young new editors must rise up beneath those advancing towards complacency, and eventually displace them.

Boris Kachka, Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America’s Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar Straus & Giroux

My publishing friends are so wonderful and impressive. Look out, literary world.

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The winter drove them mad. It drove every man mad who had ever lived through it; there was only the question of degree. Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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