Thursday, December 12, 2013
Anonymous asked: Speaking of Doris Lessing, have the Martha Quest (Children of Violence) books ever been released as a set?
Not by us, but that’s definitely something we should look into, for the paperback and/or ebooks. Thanks!
Anonymous asked: How do i order a desk copy of a textbook from Harper Perennial?
Our guidelines for desk copy and examination copy requests can be found here. Please note that they vary depending on which region you’re in.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
a book is a book is a book
eBooks/Print, let’s not be divisive. When someone calls to tell you they love you, does it matter if it’s on a cell phone or a land line?
This beautiful book right here? It was just selected as the #1 Indie Next Pick for February 2014. Let me tell you, I am a damn proud mama right now!
We’ve been publishing Willy for a while now, starting with his debut novel, The Motel Life*, back in 2007. Independent booksellers have been championing him ever since, and I’m so grateful they’ve come to love The Free as much as we do, and that they’ve been vocal about it.
Willy’s rich, heartbreaking story has earned plenty of love from readers across the country, and starting February 4th The Free be waiting at your local independent bookstore, just for you.
(You can preorder it from your indie now, to make sure it’ll be there, or just poke around over here, where Willy is sharing an excerpt, the book trailer, and some music he’s recorded for the book.)
*now a movie!
Ann Patchett at the New York Public Library, 12/10/13
Went to this last night, left a better person.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013
The best science and technology books of the year – the wonders of the gut, why our brains are wired to be social, what poetry and math have in common, swarm intelligence vs. “God,” and more. See all 13 here.
I love John Brockman’s Edge.org Question series, and I’m so psyched that Maria included This Explains Everything in her list this year.
If you’re looking for more answers (and more questions), up next is What Should We Be Worried About?, a real thinker that hits shelves February 11.
I always give books. And I always ask for books. I think you should reward people sexually for getting you books. Don’t send a thank-you note, repay them with sexual activity. If the book is rare or by your favorite author or one you didn’t know about, reward them with the most perverted sex act you can think of. Otherwise, you can just make out.
John Waters | NYT [via kateoplis]. (via librarysciences)
I mean, sure.