Martin Amis http://nwpr.org en Book News: Steve Jobs Biographer Asks Internet To Help Edit New Book http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-steve-jobs-biographer-asks-internet-help-edit-new-book <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Walter Isaacson, the author of a bestselling biography of Steve Jobs, is posting chapters of his next book online for crowdsourced edits. The as-yet-untitled book, which he describes as "a narrative about the people who helped to create the most important innovations of the digital age," argues that innovation is often the result of collaboration, rather than a single inventor. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:24:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 39647 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Steve Jobs Biographer Asks Internet To Help Edit New Book Surprising And Skillful, 'Yellow Dog' Deserves A Second Look http://nwpr.org/post/surprising-and-skillful-yellow-dog-deserves-second-look I came to Amis late. I wasn't born when he published his most esteemed book, <em>Money</em>, and I was a 4-year-old with no great passion for Holocaust novels when <em>Time's Arrow</em> was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Amis has always divided critics (all writers worth their salt do), and by the time I read him in the late-noughties the naysayers were beginning to form a grumbling consensus. I quickly found that loving Amis meant having to fight his corner.<p>Nothing goaded the grumblers more than Amis's 2003 novel <em>Yellow Dog</em>. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Ben Masters 38796 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 500 Authors Demand International Bill Of Digital Rights http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-500-authors-demand-international-bill-digital-rights <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>More than 500 authors from around the world, including five Nobel Prize winners, have asked the United Nations for an international bill of digital rights. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:34:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 38564 at http://nwpr.org Book News: 500 Authors Demand International Bill Of Digital Rights Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-story-catch-22-author-published-first-time <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>A previously unpublished short story by <em>Catch-22</em> author Joseph Heller comes out today in <em><a href="http://www.strandmag.com/">The Strand Magazine</a></em> [subscription only]. The magazine's editor, Andrew Gulli, said he found the story in the library archives at Brandeis University while doing research. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:28:00 +0000 editor 31380 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Story By 'Catch-22' Author Published For The First Time Book News: J.K. Rowling 'Very Angry' That Law Firm Leaked Her Name http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-jk-rowling-very-angry-law-firm-leaked-her-name <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>In a twist worthy of her latest detective novel, it turns out it was a lawyer's wife's best friend who leaked J.K. Rowling's identity as the "Robert Galbraith" who wrote the crime novel <em>The Cuckoo's Calling</em>. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:55:00 +0000 editor 31207 at http://nwpr.org