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Head Out to Wonderful for Summer

1 Comment Before the unofficial start of the unofficial week-long celebration of July 4th, the unofficial start of summer, be sure to pick up a copy of the unofficial book of summer. Robert Goolrick’s Heading Out to…

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Ask an Editor: How to Avoid the Dreaded “No”

15 Comments 15 Comments Today we post the fifth installment in our Ask an Algonquin Editor series. Executive Editor Chuck Adams shares what aspiring authors should NOT do. These tips will help you avoid getting a quick rejection for…

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Cat Scratch Fever: Kitty Cornered Soundtrack

1 Comment 1 Comment Picture courtesy of Kitty Cornered fan Tiaré Olivia SlingShot Ferrari. Ten Catterrific Songs By Bob Tarte For 20 years I somehow managed to crank out a world music review column for The Beat magazine, and…

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Publication day:The Receptionist

3 Comments 3 Comments Janet Groth lived the Mad Men experience, minding the magazine and the men who created it for The New Yorker. From a lost Woody Allen to a marriage-proposing John Berryman to a still-lost Woody Allen…

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Lucky 7: Still time for $1.99 e-books in June

1 Comment 1 Comment Cool Summer Reads June is coming to a close, but don’t worry – there’s still time to get that perfect summer read at the perfect price. You can purchase any of the following e-books for …

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Algonquin Talks: Allan Fallow, Editor

4 Comments 4 Comments (What We Had Hoped Would Be) A Brief Conversation with Allan Fallow, Book Editor of AARP The Magazine   1. You worked as a senior editor at National Geographic Books from 1999 to 2002. What…

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Deal of the Day: Until the Next Time e-book

1 Comment 1 Comment $1.99 e-book TODAY Until the Next Time by Kevin Fox For Sean Corrigan the past is simply what happened yesterday, until his twenty-first birthday, when he is given a journal left him by his father’s…

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Algonquin Book Club:Watch Tayari Jones and Judy Blume

No Comments No Comments “Silver Sparrow will break your heart before you even know it. Tayari Jones has written a novel filled with characters I’ll never forget. This is a book I’ll read more than once.” —Judy Blume Silver…

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Welcome to The Watery Part of the World

No Comments No Comments Epic in scope and intimate in theme with “a blue-green, underwater feel, a timeless forgetfulness,” (Los Angeles Times), Michael Parker’s The Watery Part of the World weaves an entirely unique tapestry of a story from…

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Tayari Jones & Judy Blume: Remember Your Teenage Self

No Comments No Comments We all remember our teenage selves. The good, the bad and the misguided fashion choices. It’s the stuff of great novels. Just ask Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow. Or Judy Blume, the author who…

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