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Posted on: Dec 9, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Two popular anti-war books are flying off the shelves. So why haven't they made it onto the most influential bestseller list in the country?

Posted on: Nov 25, 2002, Source: MobyLives

For most authors, rejection letters are fraught with hidden meaning.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2002, Source: MobyLives

What started as an amusing and even interesting critique of a book reviewer's prose turned into a nasty accusation of classism -- all for using the four-letter word, "limn."

Posted on: Jul 1, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Many controversial, edgy or simply thought-provoking books are kept behind the counter at the big chain bookstores -- both literally and metaphorically.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Some literary critics charge that recent works of nonfiction, particularly memoirs, are fabrications being passed off as truth.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Perhaps it's just wishful thinking on the part of your faithful book snob, but it does seem as if there are some books of quality more visible in the mix this year.

Posted on: May 1, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Never fear the closing of Oprah's Book Club. A long line of television's greatest intellectuals, including Matt Lauer and Katie Couric, hope to step up and fill the void.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Forget about unshaven starving writers. Literary greats these days are more likely to be wearing a $2000 Prada suit -- at least when they show up in the New York Times.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2002, Source: MobyLives

Why are books are so expensive? And whose fault is it? Chain bookstores are bringing publishers to task.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2002, Source: MobyLives

A new survey shows book shoppers prefer indy stores over big chains. Meanwhile, the chains are being accused of illegal strong-arm tactics. Has the anti-chain revolt begun?

Posted on: Mar 26, 2002, Source: MobyLives

The mega-corporations atop the book industry are learning that bigger isn't always better. Small publishing houses are finding unexpected success, with poetry leading the pack.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2002, Source: MobyLives

A group of writers and zine publishers have formed a new group -- The Underground Literary Alliance -- hellbent on harassing successful literary figures.