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From Kaia Garber to Dua Lipa: Gen Z Celebrity Book Clubs Are Taking Off

How do these celebrities speak to younger readers in a way the established book clubbers like Oprah or Reese don’t?

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Bookstore?

Despite countless economic recessions, bookstores have been stable. Here’s how much it costs to open that dream business.

Which Kindle Should I Buy?: An In-Depth Comparison of Different Kindle Models

With plenty of choices, it can be overwhelming to pick a Kindle. In this review, I shed light to the question: “Which Kindle should I buy?”

Will AI Threaten Publishing Jobs?

Do publishing professionals need to be concerned about the impact of AI? Experts weighed in whether AI will threaten publishing.

The Evolution of Spoken Word Poetry

From 1920s jazz poets to the Black Arts Movement to TikTok, here's how spoken word poetry has evolved over the last 100 years.

The Most Influential Sci-Fi Books of the Past 10 Years

Ready to read some stellar science fiction? Here are the most influential sci-fi books of the past 10 years, including The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

Friends With the Monster: The Fate of Truman Capote’s ANSWERED PRAYERS

A look at the controversy surrounding Truman Capote's ANSWERED PRAYERS, the salacious (and unfinished) work Capote called his magnum opus.

Underpaid and Overworked: A Look at Salaries and Benefits in Publishing

On paper, the publishing industry seems glamorous. But this façade belies the deep problems that persist, and one of them is the low pay.

The State of Diversity in the Publishing Industry

With efforts from both readers and publishers to improve diversity throughout the years, have they affected publishing at all?

How Easy Is It to Pirate Books?

Ebook piracy has long been a problem of publishing. How easy it is to pirate ebooks these days? And how do book thieves do it?