Bloggers (and others) are abuzz about Sunday’s article, “The Book Review: Who Critiques Whom–and Why?”, written by New York Times Public Editor, Byron Calame. In this piece Calame unveils something many of us find mysterious: the book-review process at his own paper. Calame explains that his own inquiry was prompted by the NYTBR‘s recent list of “100 Notable Books of the Year.” After the list was published earlier this month, he says, “calculations from several readers and bloggers soon turned up in my in-box. Of the 61 nonfiction books on the list, they noted, six were by Times staffers–enough to pique my interest in the overall book-review process at the paper.” It should be enough to pique your interest, too.
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OK–this should be it for the e-book updates for 2005. Our latest improvement–this time for our Directory of Paying Markets for Book Reviewers–weeds out “dead” listings and adds still more possibilities for freelance reviewers to pursue. No price change! Check it out and download the free preview with sample markets.
The latest offerings from JBooks.com: The Online Jewish Book Community are now available. As someone who has not infrequently submitted work to anthologies, frankly enjoys reading them, and sometimes even daydreams about possible anthology topics myself, I found Sanford Pinsker’s piece, inspired by a new anthology edited by Jerome Charyn, a very intriguing read. (Of course, I’m also partial to my own current JBooks.com contribution, a review of Abigail Pogrebin’s Stars of David.)
Ever wonder how a publication chooses the books it will review? In “A Feast of Books,” The Missouri Review‘s Associate Editor, Evelyn Somers, shares her experience. (And she also shares the news that TMR, which currently publishes three issues each year, is “going quarterly” in 2006.)