In this week’s edition: A new book examines the internet's impact on art; Twitter finally adds an edit button; a writer shares how she got caught up in a publishing scam at 17; the IBPA issues new hybrid publisher guidelines; the most compelling death scenes in fiction; and more.
The Book That Explains Our Cultural Stagnation
The New York Times
Is art dead, or just boring us to death? This opinion piece examines how the overabundance of content online and people’s obsession with social status has adversely impacted literature and other art forms.
If You’re Struggling to Write, Lead with Voice
This essay redefines the meaning of “voice” to encompass multiple authentic voices and argues that exploring them can make you a better writer.
IBPA Revises Hybrid Publisher Criteria
The Independent Book Publishers Association has updated its checklist for defining reputable hybrid publishers, adding points about transparency in business practices and clear, negotiable contracts.
The 50 Greatest Fictional Deaths of All Time
From Beth March’s peaceful death in Little Women to the two heroines driving their car off a cliff in Thelma & Louise, critic Dan Kois reviews the “most tearjerking, hilarious, satisfying, and shocking death scenes” in literature, theatre, film, and television.