Galley Girl: The Week in Publishing

Once a week, publishing reporter Andrea Sachs will recap the most interesting news in book publishing.


A high-school classics teacher sends a manuscript of her first novel to an agent in Manhattan, …

How 11/22/63 Fits Into Stephen King’s Ever-Expanding Universe

At one point in 11/22/63, Stephen King’s new novel about a man who travels back in time to try to stop the JFK assassination, the main character Jake Epping crosses paths with a pair of characters from his 1986 book It. I mention this in my review of the novel in this week’s issue of TIME, on stands this weekend.

Amazon Makes Like a Publisher With Kindle Singles

Correction appended: November 9, 2011

In January,, the world’s largest online bookseller, launched its Kindle Singles sales campaign. The mini-eBooks were specifically designed for the company’s popular eReader …

IQ84: A Murakami Novel Sans Murakami

Haruki Murakami may be the world’s most popular working literary author. And there is absolutely no logical reason for this.

He’s not an especially nimble writer, and you’d be hard-pressed to pick out a passage of his work …

Steve Jobs and Joan Didion: The Untold Story

There isn’t actually an untold Jobs/Didion story. I just wanted you to read this.

Jobs did go out with Joan Baez though, when he was 27 and she was 41. In his new biography Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson tells an incredible story about them. Jobs (who was already massively wealthy) kept telling Baez (who wasn’t) about this amazing red dress

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