The Books Issue

How to Succeed as an Author: Give Up on Writing

The rancid smell of 21st century literary success

The publishing industry has bounced back. Take in the rancid smell of 21st century literary success.

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1. The crash is over—just like everywhere else.“The change was probably the same as what affected the rest of the economy,” says a publishing-house exec. “The acquisitions market now feels healthy.”

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Books Don't Want to Be Free

How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries

You hardly have to wait in line at Barnes & Noble anymore. The cashiers stare into the middle distance, while on the sales floor, space for books steadily erodes. Instead: toys, magnifying glasses, doodads for the desk. Also: Nook devices, which are supposed to represent the future. Except the Nook division is actually doing worse than the stores themselves.

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The Andrew Wylie Rules

How the literary agent still makes millions off highbrow

Learning from Andrew Wylie

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