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Delta Air Lines to alter reward program; other airlines may follow

Los Angeles Times – 2015-07-27

If you are saving up reward miles to pay for a trip on Delta Air Lines, you might want to book the trip before the airline switches to a new format that could raise the number of miles you need for...

Boris Johnson to write Shakespeare biography

The Bookseller – 2015-07-28

Boris Johnson is to write a biography of William Shakespeare for Hodder & Stoughton for October 2016. The publisher has confirmed the deal, which was reported in the Sunday Times to have been...

Writers Write Dazzling Love Letters, Remind Us That Texting Is Insufficient

The Huffington Post – 2015-07-30

Once, while thumbing through my favorite book -- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf -- I found a scrap of paper wedged within the "Time Passes" section. "Hey," it read, "you found me! I love you."...

'Go Set a Watchman' is an odd follow-up to its classic sister

The Christian Science Monitor – 2015-07-31

As rough as this novel is, readers will thrill to Lee’s sly humor and vivid storytelling.

What album would you write a book about?

Stuff – 2015-07-31

Okay, it's a hypothetical - what album would you/could you write a book about? - but it comes from a specific place, a real thing; it comes from the announcement that the latest open call for...

Swedish author says he was destined to write 'Millennium' sequel

Yahoo! News – 2015-08-03

The Swedish author tasked with writing the upcoming sequel to the late Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium trilogy said Sunday that he was "born for" the job. David Lagercrantz,...

In America, only the rich can afford to write about poverty | Barbara Ehrenreich

The Guardian – 2015-08-06

There’s something wrong with the fact that a relatively affluent person can afford to write about minimum wage jobs while people experiencing them can’tBack in the fat years – two or three...

Robots that write fiction? You couldn’t make it up

The Guardian – 2015-08-10

Computer-generated fiction might seem a tipping point for artificial intelligence, but it could help us to understand the world we live inIn 1983, William Chamberlain and Thomas Etter released a book...

Toshiba to write down over $800 million after accounting probe: Nikkei

Reuters – 2015-08-11

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp plans to book more than 100 billion yen ($802 million) in impairment charges for the last fiscal year in addition to marking down past results following an accounting...

Author Raises Awareness For Fact That Only Rich Can Afford To Write About Poverty

The Huffington Post – 2015-08-13

One in six Americans doesn’t know where he’s going to get his next meal. But chances are, you won’t hear about those struggles from anyone who has actually experienced them,...

Follow the money? It's not always so easy

Los Angeles Times – 2015-08-16

During a hotly contested race this year to replace Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, three apartment rental companies that listed the same chief executive and same address in state records...

Vlogger advert guidelines published

BBC World – 2015-08-19

New guidelines for video bloggers who enter marketing relationships with brands are published by the Committee of Advertising Practice.

NPR news chief condemns Pentagon guidelines governing treatment of journalists

Poynter. – 2015-08-21

Michael Oreskes, the senior vice president for news and editorial director at NPR, has drafted a letter objecting to guidelines regarding the treatment of journalists in the Pentagon’s new Law...

Staff Pick: How to Write a Thesis

Publishers Weekly – 2015-09-04

Reviews editor Annie Coreno recommends 'How to Write a Thesis' by Umberto Eco, translated into English for the first time this year.

How To Write a "Big Book"

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-07

Lots of writers dream of writing a big book. A book that gets advertised and reviewed everywhere. A book that people are reading on trains, planes, and listening to in their cars on cross country...

How to Write a Roger Federer Think Piece

Slate – 2015-09-11

It has been a bit more than nine years since David Foster Wallace delivered “Federer as Religious Experience,” the Magna Carta of what has become one of the most popular genres in sports...

Dear Self-Published Author: Do NOT Write Four Books A Year

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-13

No matter what experts tell you, no matter what trends, conventional wisdom, social media chatter, or your friends in the Facebook writers group insist upon, do NOT write four books a year. I mean...

If You Write A Novel In GIFs, Is It Still A Novel?

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-15

Set a copy of Pride and Prejudice next to this: Could any two forms seem more distinctly unlike than a novel and a GIF? But in the eyes of Dennis Cooper, the prolific artist and writer...

Not done yet: ESPN’s Van Natta says follow-ups likely after takeout on Patriots

Poynter. – 2015-09-17

Screengrab from ESPN’s investigation of the Patriots and the NFL. This won’t come as good news for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the New England Patriots. Don Van Natta says there...

Wildfire deaths now at 5 as officials urge residents to follow evacuation orders

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-18

As the death toll in Northern California's massive wildfires rises, authorities urged people Thursday to heed evacuation orders and leave even before official orders come if they feel threatened.

Can One Write Serious Fiction on Twitter? Yes, One Can

Publishing Perspectives – 2015-09-22

More literary authors, from David Mitchell to Jennifer Egan, are turning to Twitter to publish fiction, a form that mimics both poetry and serialization. The post Can One Write Serious Fiction on...

Ta-Nehisi Coates To Write New Black Panther Comic Book Series For Marvel

The Huffington Post – 2015-09-23

Ta-Nehisi Coates will be writing a new Black Panther comic book series for Marvel, The New York Times announced Tuesday. Coates, 39, a national correspondent at The Atlantic, National Book Award...

PW Asks: What 'Book' Author Do You Wish Would Write A Comic?

Publishers Weekly – 2015-09-22

Lately, lots of traditional book authors have been writing comic books. What author do you wish would write a comic?

PW Asks: Murakami Should Write Catwoman Comics

Publishers Weekly – 2015-09-25

We asked our readers which traditional book authors they'd like to see writing comics. Here are a few of their suggestions.

With Digital Ads Shifting to HTML5, the Industry Now Has a New Set of Guidelines

AdWeek – 2015-09-28

The long-called-for migration of digital ads from using Adobe Flash to HTML5 is becoming a reality. It's a shift underscored by, among other developments, Amazon's switch to HTML5-only promos...

Lakers Media Day: Follow the action with Bresnahan, Plaschke, Pincus and Rohlin

Los Angeles Times – 2015-09-29

Will this be Kobe Bryant's final season in the NBA, or just with the Lakers? Can the Lakers rebound from last season's miserable record and become a playoff contender again? And exactly what will...

Edward Snowden Is Now on Twitter, and He's Picked the One Perfect Account to Follow

AdWeek – 2015-09-29

He made his name by showing us all that the NSA can and very well might be listening in on our conversations, and now Edward Snowden is having a bit of fun turning the tables. Snowden's...

Richard Glossip's execution delayed; follow his path to death row

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-01

Richard Glossip didn't personally kill Barry Van Treese in 1997. He wasn't even in the room when his former boss was murdered inside an Oklahoma City motel. But unless a desperate appeal prompts the...

The hardest scene to write in 'The Martian' involved a 'Lord of the Rings' joke

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-06

Forget the giant, rotating spaceships or gargantuan red mountains of Mars. The hardest scene to write in Ridley Scott's "The Martian" was set inside a conference room, on Earth.   Screenwriter Drew...

Quvenzhane Wallis has a deal to write Children's books

Stuff – 2015-10-08

An Oscar nominee at age 9, Quvenzhane Wallis is now getting an early start on a writing career.

Former SNP press chief to write weekly column for Sunday Times

The Guardian – 2015-10-09

Previously an adviser to Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, Kevin Pringle will write about politics for the Scottish editionThe Sunday Times has signed the Scottish National Party’s former press...

Protests and skepticism in Turkey follow bombings at peace rally

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-12

Protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Sunday, a day after two apparent suicide bombings killed nearly 100 demonstrators in the capital and set off incendiary political recriminations just...

Here's why you can't believe everything economists write

Los Angeles Times – 2015-10-13

Economists' papers typically possess the veneer, at least, of analytical rigor--those elaborate formulas bristling with symbols, statistical tables worked out to four decimals, color-coded charts. A...

Women Who Write About Tech Are Still Being Abused Online

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-14

Women who write about tech are no strangers to online abuse -- an issue some women say is serious enough to push them to change careers.  Catherine Adams, a researcher at Nottingham Trent...

Lagercrantz to write two more Millennium books

The Bookseller – 2015-10-15

David Lagercrantz has been contracted to write two more novels in the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

NYT Can't Find Minorities To Comment On Politics, Asks Them To Write In

The Huffington Post – 2015-10-16

As the New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister pointed out on Twitter, The New York Times somehow managed to offer less diversity in its roundup of reactions to the Democratic presidential...

David Lynch to co-write a hybrid biography/memoir

Yahoo! News – 2015-10-19

The American director will team up with journalist Kristine McKenna to produce an autobiographical study of his life and work. David Lynch will be working with McKenna to publish a part-memoir,...

Help! For Writers: 10 things to do when you can’t think of anything to write

Poynter. – 2015-10-29

I have written five books – all published by Little, Brown – in the last ten years. They are, in order, “Writing Tools,” “The Glamour of Grammar,” “Help! For...

Just Because You Love Books, Doesn't Mean You Have To Write One

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-03

Every writer needs a reader. Hopefully more than one, even. There’s just one problem: Most people don’t want to read most books. Every year, many thousands of manuscripts are rejected by...

Moby to follow ancestor Herman Melville into print with memoir

The Guardian – 2015-11-03

The bohemian turned pop star’s book has already won pre-publication praise from Salman Rushdie and Dave EggersThe musician Moby is following in the footsteps of his long-distant ancestor Herman...

How to write a book – top tips for National Novel Writing Month

The Guardian – 2015-11-03

Welcome to NaNoWriMo! MG Leonard (who wrote her first book Beetle Boy in six months, one hour a day) has tips on how to do it. And it starts with writing EVERY SINGLE DAY NaNoWriMo stands for...

Dozens Of High-Profile Hispanics Write Blistering Open Letter To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-06

Dozens of prominent Hispanic figures from across the political divide have come together to formally "condemn" Donald Trump and the comments the GOP candidate has made against Latinos since the...

As China moves to payment cards, cybercriminals follow

PC World – 2015-11-24

As China increasingly embraces payment cards over cash, Trend Micro is seeing an uptick in cybercriminal activity aimed at card fraud. The security company published a new study of the Chinese...

Men Need to Stop Telling Women What to Write, Say, Think, Feel...

The Huffington Post – 2015-11-30

I'm a feminist author/blogger, and with that comes much unwanted attention from men who believe they know better. Before I launch into my rant, I'd like to make something very clear: I'm not...

Zoella and the YouTubers: they let us write pointless books!

The Guardian – 2015-12-02

Web stars including PewDiePie and Tyler Oakley are all hoping for a bestseller this Christmas. Are their efforts any good or just shameless cash-ins? YouTube does not have seams, because it is a...

Black authors don’t write only for white women | Dreda Say Mitchell

The Guardian – 2015-12-02

Yes, book publishers have a problem with writers of colour – it’s just not the one Man Booker prizewinner Marlon James describesThere are so few ethnic minority voices in publishing and the media...

Charlie Sheen is reportedly seeking NZ$15 million to write a tell-all book

Stuff – 2015-12-03

Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen admits he spent millions of dollars trying to keep his HIV diagnosis hush-hush.

Marlon James Plans To Write 'African Game of Thrones' Series

The Huffington Post – 2015-12-15

In an interview with Man of the World magazine, Man Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James revealed his next book, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, will kick off a series to rival Tolkien and George R.R....

Follow Santa's hijinks in Google's latest interactive Spotlight Story

PC World – 2015-12-23

It’s almost Christmas, and while everyone is settling down on the living room couch to watch their twelfth viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, you’ll be in the corner watching Google’s latest...

F.T.C. Guidelines on Native Ads Aim to Prevent Deception

Editor & Publisher – 2015-12-23

A list for pasta lovers. An article about sleep deprivation. A web page detailing the history of cocaine traffickers.   Advertisers and publishers say these types of ads — known as...

FTC Spells Out Its Guidelines for Native Ads

Advertising Age – 2015-12-23

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released an enforcement policy statement and a business guidance spelling out its rules for native ads more explicity than ever before."In evaluating whether...

10 Reasons You Should Write a Children's Book in 2016

The Huffington Post – 2016-01-06

No one thinks pediatric medicine is a lesser form of medicine. So why do some people think writing for children is a lesser form of literature? I happen to love writing children's books. You might,...

Struggling as an author? Stop writing only what you want to write

The Guardian – 2016-01-06

Earning a living as a writer is as likely as winning the lottery. Instead of writing books and persuading others to buy them, find out what people want to write, then do it for themPhilip Pullman:...

This is what three square meals look like under the new dietary guidelines

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-08

The federal government's new dietary guidelines give Americans the go-ahead to eat cholesterol-rich foods like eggs and drink up to five cups of coffee a day. They also emphasize the value of eating...

GBBO's Nadiya Hussain to write children's book

The Bookseller – 2016-01-15

Nadiya Hussain, the winner of last year’s “The Great British Bake Off”, is writing a children’s book of stories and recipes, which is due to hit shops in September.

Four thought leaders weigh in on the new dietary guidelines

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-16

What will the new dietary guidelines mean to you? We've asked four thought leaders for their take on the new recommendations: Gary Foster, the chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers: "I thought...

Olympic leaders issue guidelines for dealing with Zika virus at 2016 Summer Games

Los Angeles Times – 2016-01-30

With the Zika virus spreading quickly across the Americas -- including Brazil where the 2016 Summer Games will be held -- the International Olympic Committee on Friday sent a memo to its member...

Memoirists weigh in with 'Why We Write About Ourselves'

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-06

When Dani Shapiro was writing about her mother in her memoir "Slow Motion," she imagined sending her on a cruise around the world that would last exactly as long it took the book to "pass from public...

Obama says he will follow 'original intent' of Constitution and pick a Supreme Court nominee

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-17

As key Republicans sounded a partial retreat Tuesday from a vow to not even consider a Supreme Court nomination this year, President Obama said he expected the Senate to do its duty by voting to...

Facebook is opening up Instant Articles to newsrooms everywhere. Will a flood of distributed content follow?

Poynter. – 2016-02-17

In a long-awaited move, Facebook announced this afternoon that it plans to open up access to its Instant Articles program to publishers around the world, giving every news organization the capability...

Imposter syndrome and time issues: why women don't write business books

The Guardian – 2016-02-18

Women top fiction lists but leave business writing to men. Unless they can overcome the barriers business will always be regarded as a boys’ gameFor many business experts these days, publishing a...

Apple admits it can write software to unlock terrorist's iPhone, prosecutors say

Los Angeles Times – 2016-02-20

Apple has conceded it can write the software the FBI wants to unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, and technology providers in the past have been required to write code to comply with subpoenas and court...

Freelance Writers: How to Write a Query Letter in 2016 That Gets a Response (Also in 2016)

The Huffington Post – 2016-02-23

The query letter is the gatekeeper of publishing at higher-tier magazines and respected online journals and websites. It's also the bane of some writers' existences--because it's not quite writing,...

Hey, Mark Zuckerberg: Women Write Important Books, Too

The Huffington Post – 2016-02-23

When Mark Zuckerberg announced last year that he was launching a book club, responses were cautiously optimistic. Because it’s arguable that Facebook deters deep reading -- it’s a huge...

New Dietary Guidelines for Americans: A Menu for Healthy Eating

The Huffington Post – 2016-02-24

By Susan Blumenthal, M.D., Yingna Wang and Nicholas Pruthi On January 7, 2016, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the...

Forbes investigates after 'contributor' asks PR for £300 to write online profile

The Guardian – 2016-03-16

Freelance journalist asked for ‘someone to fund my time’ saying they were ‘only paid a very small sum by Forbes which doesn’t stretch far’US business publisher Forbes has launched an...

Follow-Up: NetGalley Launches at Leipzig Book Fair

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-03-18

Following commentary about its launch in France, NetGalley now confirms its expansion into the German market this week at Leipzig Book Fair. The post Follow-Up: NetGalley Launches at Leipzig Book...

Football: Rams to write $2,500 check to Belmont High in honor of Coach Gregg Barden

Los Angeles Times – 2016-03-19

The Los Angeles chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced at its annual banquet on Friday night that the Rams wanted to start participating in their program. In...

Sun publisher posts £250m loss due to write-down and hacking costs

The Guardian – 2016-03-23

Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers pushed to loss as value of publishing rights falls and £50m is set aside to deal with continuing cost of hacking scandalThe publisher of the Sun has recorded...

School & Library Spotlight: Two School Librarians Write a Publishing Wishlist

Publishers Weekly – 2016-04-01

In the first in a series of library roundups, two school librarians interview each other about what titles their collections could use the most.

Chair J.K. Rowling used to write Harry Potter books to sell at auction

Yahoo! News – 2016-04-05

A chair J.K. Rowling used to write the first two volumes of her best-selling Harry Potter series is set to sell at auction in New York on Wednesday. Pre-auction bidding via the Internet had reached...

Robot Authors Are Coming For Your Prizes, As Soon As They Learn To Write

The Huffington Post – 2016-04-05

Last week, the robots finally came for that which we humans hold most dear: Our ability to write the Great [insert country or region here] Novel. The Japan News reported, and various American outlets...

Publishers Are Largely Not Following the FTC's Native Ad Guidelines

AdWeek – 2016-04-08

If the Federal Trade Commission decided to audit publishers' native ads today, around 70 percent of websites wouldn't be compliant with the FTC's latest guidelines, according to a new...

The Washington Post Plans To Write The Book On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post – 2016-04-11

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post has assigned more than two dozen reporters and researchers to work on a Donald Trump biography that the book's publisher is calling the "most thorough and...

London Book Fair 2016: What If Books Could Write Themselves?

Publishers Weekly – 2016-04-13

On Tuesday, in the first session in the London Book Fair's Interactive Theater, Guy Gadney, CEO and Founder of To Play For, said technology is beginning to emerge that will "create a new publishing...

Rachel Dolezal signs publishing deal to write book on race

The Guardian – 2016-04-13

Civil-rights activist who made headlines last year after her white heritage was exposed says the book will be about people ‘caught between boundary lines of race or culture or ethnicity’Rachel...

A write royal capture

The Bookseller – 2016-04-15

Harper Non-Fiction publisher Natalie Jerome inked a deal for the global tie-in to forthcoming ITV prime-time drama “Victoria”.

Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe leaves to write Prince Harry book

The Guardian – 2016-04-26

Journalist, who was cleared of wrongdoing in relation to leaks from Sandhurst, has a deal with Harper CollinsThe Sun’s royal editor, Duncan Larcombe, is to leave the paper more than a year after an...

BEA 2016: Noah Hawley: Always Write

Publishers Weekly – 2016-05-12

As writer and television producer Noah Hawley puts it, with Emmy, Golden Globe, PEN, Critics Choice, and Peabody Awards under his belt, “I certainly don’t have to write another book if I don’t...

Simon Cowell wants to write a children's book

The Bookseller – 2016-05-25

Simon Cowell has said he is keen to write a children’s book.

Two Californians to help write Democratic Party platform

Los Angeles Times – 2016-05-25

California politics updates: Voter registration boom hits California, federal voting rights lawsuit waits for a hearing May 24, 2016, 12:12 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on...

Some guidelines to help you with copyright and fair use

Poynter. – 2016-06-02

Understanding copyright and fair use can help you avoid two things that are highly detrimental to publishing: costly litigation and self-censorship. When you are considering using someone else's...

London’s Sarah Crossan: ‘The Freedom To Write What I Want’

Publishing Perspectives – 2016-06-07

'Adults are more difficult to convince' about poetry, says award-winning author Sarah Crossan. Her newly honored 'One' is a verse novel, for younger readers. The post London’s Sarah Crossan:...

Lee Child to write at least three more Jack Reacher novels

Yahoo! News – 2016-06-08

Jim Grant, who writes under the name Lee Child, has signed with Penguin Publishing imprint Transworld for a further three Jack Reacher novels, despite claiming the series would end after 21,...

Lee Child to write more Reacher novels

The Bookseller – 2016-06-11

Transworld has signed a new contract with international bestselling writer Lee Child for three further thrillers plus a volume of short stories and a novella. New books in the deal will...

Kyrie Irving, LeBron write 41-point headlines

Los Angeles Times – 2016-06-14

LeBron James had a simple mantra before Game 5, and he shared it publicly. Win or lose, the Cleveland Cavaliers had to return home after playing Monday at Golden State. So why not win and force a...

Artists Turned Apple's App Store Guidelines Into A Lovely Comic Book

Fast Company – 2016-06-15

Five artists illustrated the App Store review guidelines.One of the more unusual things to come out of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference this year is a lovely comic interpretation of Apple's...

Maggie Brown to write up-to-date Channel 4 history

The Guardian – 2016-06-21

Book will explore how the broadcaster has fared since dropping Big BrotherCongratulations to my long-time Guardian colleague, Maggie Brown, who is to write the next chapter in the history of Channel...

Vietnam War reporter Michael Herr, who helped write ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ dies at 76

The Washington Post – 2016-06-29

His 1977 book “Dispatches,” one of the most powerful works about the ravages of combat, has become part of the pantheon of great war literature.

Microsoft's CEO to write a book titled 'Hit Refresh'

Yahoo! News – 2016-06-30

Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft, has signed a deal with Harper Business to publish his first book that Nadella describes as not your average business book.

ANA publishes new guidelines on agency transparency; ad execs shrug

Digiday – 2016-07-19

A month after publishing a scathing report outlining transparency shortcomings in the advertising industry, the Association of National Advertisers has released a new set of transparency guidelines...

Swanson follow-up to Faber

The Bookseller – 2016-07-20

Faber & Faber is to publish Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson's follow-up to last year's "breakthrough" hit The Kind Worth Killing.

Autonomous cars will get new federal guidelines: 'We want people who start a trip to finish it'

Los Angeles Times – 2016-07-20

Companies working on self-driving cars need to focus on safety — "we want people who start a trip to finish it," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Tuesday, saying his department...

Write a House Is Building a New Literary City in Detroit

Publishers Weekly – 2016-07-29

As real estate prices soar in traditional artistic and cultural hubs such as Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco, writers are looking toward smaller cities with cheaper rent.

Jonathan Franzen on Fame, Fascism, and Why He Won’t Write a Book About Race

Slate – 2016-08-01

“Manhattan is just all bank branches,” said Jonathan Franzen as he walked through the living room of his home in Santa Cruz, California. When he visits his former neighborhood on the Upper East...

Follow-up to Byrne's 'The Secret' to S&S

The Bookseller – 2016-08-19

Simon & Schuster UK is to publish How The Secret Changed My Life, the new book by Rhonda Byrne, author of "worldwide phenomenon" The Secret.

The Girl With All the Gifts follow-up to Orbit

The Bookseller – 2016-08-20

Orbit is publishing a new novel by bestselling author M R Carey, The Boy on the Bridge. It will be set in the same world as "word-of-mouth phenomenon" The Girl With All the Gifts...

Bob Odenkirk to Write Comic Memoir

The New York Times – 2016-08-24

Random House has acquired a book of personal essays by Bob Odenkirk, above.

Victoria University Press: The write stuff

Stuff – 2016-08-26

Over the past few months, three books from Wellington's Victoria University Press showed up in my mailbox for review, and all three left me smashed on the rocks of their brilliance.

EU's net neutrality guidelines get published

BBC World – 2016-08-31

New guidelines are published setting out how the EU's net neutrality rules should be applied.

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