A Book of Tweets By People Claiming They're Working on Their Novels

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. » 7/31/14 7:31pm 7/31/14 7:31pm

The Books Everyone Starts and No One Finishes, According to Amazon

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 Amazon… » 7/06/14 4:00pm 7/06/14 4:00pm

Half of Japanese Bestsellers Typed on Phones, Printed on Paper

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… » 12/10/07 11:18am 12/10/07 11:18am