In the shadow of the Super Bowl, unrest and citizen distrust are on the rise in San Francisco. Under the cruel hand of the NFL, the city by the bay has become virtually indistinguishable from the urban hellscapes of dystopian fiction.
For the DIY-challenged among us, Ikea catalogues are already terrifying enough in their own right. For everybody else, there's Horrorstör—a traditional haunted house story dressed up in trendy, Scandinavian flat-pack furniture.
Novels aren't going to write themselves, you know. But when they don't, their would-be authors simply turn to Twitter. A new book features tweets by people who are totally working on their novels, but had to stop working on their novels so they could post something to Twitter about working on their novels.
Picking up a book is gratifying: look at me, not reading dumb listicles on the internet! Finishing a book, however, is a challenge. Which of this summer's top-selling books have the highest reader attrition? The WSJ features Dr. Jordan Ellenberg's semi-scientific way to find out, using buyer-generated info from…
Harper Lee has finally okayed a digital version of To Kill a Mockingbird. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel will be available as an e-book from July 8th, to coincide with the 54th anniversary of the book's original publication.
Back in the 60s, novelists hired personal assistants to type and retype chapter drafts for their books, dozens of times over. When a technician at IBM heard about it in 1968, he decided to see if the word processor he'd been working on might help.
You should really still read Ernest Hemingway's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about an aging fisherman's battle with a massive marlin. But if you can't be bothered, this animation serves as the most enjoyable CliffsNotes you'll ever find for The Old Man and the Sea.
It's NaNoWriMo, say whaaaaaaaaa? For the acronym-challenged, it's National Novel Writing Month, which means that anyone who decides to partake has 30 days to crank out their literary masterpiece. Think you're up for the challenge? Here are eight tools to help.
The big deal in Japan right now are keitai shousetsu, mobile phone novels that are composed on the phone, released electronically as serials, then compiled into the ancient paper-bound codex we're still trying to ditch. In the first six months of 2007, half of the top 10 bestselling novels in Japan were originally…