UA Press goes beyond academia with various books for Tucson readers | Books

UA Press goes beyond academia with various books for Tucson readers |  Books

Bill Finley Special to the Arizona Daily Star A first-time visitor to the University of Arizona Press might assume they should approach from the left, park near the corner of Rigorously Academic and Sternly Professorial, and head for the nearest ivory tower. If so, it may take a while to find it. True, UA Press … Read more

Nickelodeon Star Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir Isn’t a Juicy Child Star Tell-All. It’s Better.

Nickelodeon Star Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir Isn’t a Juicy Child Star Tell-All.  It’s Better.

On August 9, the day her much-hyped memoir was released, Jennette McCurdy participated in a Q&A session in Brooklyn, NY. Much of the crowd was there for one purpose: They loved the actress-turned-author on Nickelodeon shows iCarly and Sam and Cat, both of which aired nearly a decade ago or more now. McCurdy was a … Read more

Remembering David McCullough – The Atlantic

Remembering David McCullough – The Atlantic

Two years ago, I happened to come across an interview with David McCullough in the Vineyard Gazette, his hometown newspaper. I still have it, printed out and placed in a folder in my desk drawer. I kept it because, as was so often the case, McCullough had said something that I wanted to remember. “There … Read more

Don Weisberg, Government’s Economist Raises Concerns over PRH-S&S Merger

Don Weisberg, Government’s Economist Raises Concerns over PRH-S&S Merger

“Less competition is going to change the dynamic. Two of the major players becoming one—the prices, the advances, the type of competition at the auctions—I think it’ll have impact across the board,” Macmillan CEO Don Weisberg testified in federal court on August 8. “If I’ m an agent and there’s one player that’s bigger than … Read more

Mass Market Paperback Sales Whither

Mass Market Paperback Sales Whither

No matter which way you look at it, sales of mass market paperbacks have been in steady decline since 2017. NPD BookScan data shows that unit sales fell 31.5% in 2021 compared to 2017, while the Association of American Publishers put the decline in dollar sales at a more disturbing 42.7% in 2020. Both data … Read more

Sarah Winman on art and beauty, unconventional families and what’s next

Sarah Winman on art and beauty, unconventional families and what’s next

When English author Sarah Winman sits down to write, she never has a plot in mind – and yet she’s brought the acclaimed When God Was a Rabbit, Tin Man, and A Year of Marvelous Ways to the world. Readers everywhere fell in love with her characters in 2021’s Still Life, but Winman says it’s … Read more