JANE & CARIN

In a short blurb? We talk books.

My Year in Publishing

As I am writing this post, I am on a bus full of thirty young book industry peers from publishing companies all around New York City — from the Big … Continue reading

May 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shouldn’t ebooks be, like, $5?

“Publishers are making a killing on e-books because they cost nothing to produce, distribute and sell and are almost 100% pure profit…” So read the first sentence of today’s article … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · 3 Comments

That awkward moment when…

… you’re telling your boyfriend about your day, and you almost start talking about about the mess Ron and Harry got into today… Yeah, so, I finished Book #1 in … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

POTTERMORE!

I was pretty stoked when I got my PublishersLunch email this afternoon announcing that the Harry Potter ebooks are now available for purchase through Pottermore! I had been in between … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

B*tches in Bookshops

It didn’t feel right not to share this with you guys…

March 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

On Writing

January 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can hurt like hell.”

When is the last time you read a Chuck Palahniuk? My boyfriend just finished Lullaby, his first Palahniuk, and I’m having some serious book envy. Perhaps it was my disappointment … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 2 Comments

Faithful Place // book review

Was Tana French’s Faithful Place all the first few pages promised me it would be? Yes! … and no. It pains me to criticize this book because I love French’s … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

On Writing

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

January 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Look, Ma! No Hands! // My first e-reader

This weekend I realized that I’ve turned into someone I never thought I’d become. I’ve crossed to the other side, abandoned my values, flipped the switch. However you want to … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

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Words We Like

“I think it makes more sense to write what you don’t know. To write what makes you uneasy, what you wonder about, what keeps you awake at night."

— Lois Lowry, at the BEA Children’s Book and Author Breakfast