They’re here! Finished copies of Katharine Grant’s SEDITION have arrived and we’re so excited! Check out the book The Scotsman (UK) called “Jane Austen on crack cocaine” when it comes out on April 1st.
BIG BOOKS NEED LOVE, TOO!
A new reading app, Spritz, might make every slow reader’s dream come true…
what Spritz does differently (and brilliantly) is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading.
The “Optimal Recognition Point” (ORP) is slightly left of the center of each word, and is the precise point at which our brain deciphers each jumble of letters.
The unique aspect of Spritz is that it identifies the ORP of each word, makes that letter red and presents all of the ORPs at the same space on the screen.
That means if you were reading at 500 words per minute, you could read all 896 pages of THE GUNS AT LAST LIGHT, the longest of Rick Atkinson’s The Liberation Trilogy, in about 13 hours. Some light weekend reading, no? Think about that!
Our first Holt #shelfie courtesy of Associate Editor Allison Adler and Georgie.
We’d like to thank
the Academybookish for awarding Best Cover Design of the year to Adelle Waldman's THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P. designed by our own author-designer, David Shoemaker.
In this case, you definitely should judge a book by its cover— check out THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P.
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Jamie Connell is a junior designer with a love of all print design. She’s obsessed with DIY Pinterest pages, home goods, and all things furry.
I’m a visual person (lol), so I’ve been reading the recently published Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton. The book is derived from Brandon’s highly-praised blog (http://www.humansofnewyork.com). With hundreds of colorful portraits and interviews, it’s a beautiful representation of my favorite city.
I’m currently working on the next Hilary Mantel cover! Expect it to have the same dark, unsettling tone as her latest bestsellers. The content ranges from ghost stories to a near-memoir.
Hercule parrot! Indian murderer is caught after victim’s pet bird identifies the killer
This sounds like a real Mr. Ganguly, the highly intelligent and fiercely loyal pet parrot of Jana Bibi, in action!
Read more adventures in India on Betsy’s blog HERE!
Pet detective: Police were led to a man who murdered an Indian journalist’s wife by the family’s parrot who screeched every time he heard the name of the suspect (file picture)
An Indian journalist managed to catch the person who killed his wife after getting a tip off - from their pet parrot.
"Chapters, like choirboys and vodka shots, have a more powerful effect in groups."
The brilliantly dry wit of Magdalena Zyzak is on full display in an interview she did with bustle.com. Read the full interview HERE and then go out and pick up a copy of her debut novel THE BALLAD OF BARNABAS PIERKIEL.