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Rachel Kramer Bussel


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Past articles by Rachel Kramer:

The Most Popular Biographies Of Women, According To Goodreads Members

Goodreads' list of the 20 most popular biographies and histories of women, according to their members, published over the last 10 years includes The Radium Girls, Hidden Figures, The Five and Notorious RBG, among others. → Read More

New Tummy Time Board Book Series Designed To Stand Up

A new series of accordion-style illustrated board books for babies published by Penguin Young Readers is designed to stand up on play mats so babies can look at them during tummy time. The textless, black-and-white illustrated series launched with Babies Love Animals is illustrated Susanne König. → Read More

Kickstarter-funded ‘The Steve Keene Art Book’ To Be Published In June

Independent publishers Tractor Beam and Hat & Beard Press will publish The Steve Keene Art Book, produced by Daniel Efram, on June 14. The book is the first to exclusively profile the prolific Keene, who's created over 300,000 paintings and created album cover art for numerous indie rock bands. → Read More

I can't stop buying N95 masks: As a hoarder, my instinct is to shop my way out of the pandemic

Where does my responsibility to protect myself and those around me end and my responsibility to share begin? → Read More

Barnes & Noble To Host Its First BookTok Creator Panel Saturday In Los Angeles

Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble will host its first BookTok creator panel this Saturday, January 8, at 2 p.m. PST at their Los Angeles bookstore at The Grove. The free panel will feature seven TikTok creators, including organizer Kevin Tyler Norman, and will be live streamed on TikTok. → Read More

The Best Books Of 2021, According To Book Podcasters

To find out the best books for adults and children in 2021, I asked book podcasters to recommend their favorite title published this year. → Read More

Bestselling Children’s Book Author Sandra Boynton On Her Career And Writing Process

Author and illustrator Sandra Boynton has has sold over 70 million books since her first children's book, Hippos Go Berserk!, was published in 1977, written as part of a Yale School of Drama project. She discusses her career path, creative process, and final Workman title, Woodland Dance! → Read More

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines Highlights Books By Marginalized Authors Plus Bookstores And Bookish People

The new illustrated book Bibliophile: Diverse Spines (Chronicle Books) by authors Jamise Harper and Jane Mount is a compendium of diverse books, authors, bookstores and the broader literary community. The book covers a wide range of genres for children and adults. → Read More

Thriller Author Patricia Cornwell On Her 25th Kay Scarpetta Book, ‘Autopsy,’ NASA Research And Adapting The Series With Jamie Lee Curtis

Prolific thriller author Patricia Cornwell's 25th installment in her Kay Scarpetta series, Autopsy, was released today. Cornwell was inspired by the COVID-19 lockdown to revive the series after 2016's Chaos. She worked with NASA to research a possible crime in outer space Scarpetta investigates. → Read More

Viking To Publish George Floyd Biography In May 2022

Viking will publish biography His Name Is George Floyd: One Man’s Life and the Struggle for Racial Justice by Washington Post reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa in May 2022. The book will place Floyd's life in the context of "America's deeply troubled history of institutional racism." → Read More

Bookstore Sells Book Hanukkah And Advent Calendars To Boost Holiday Sales

Chicago’s Madison Street Books will be putting its own spin on holidays bookselling with a Hanukkah book calendars and advent book calendars. Shoppers offer input to the store's booksellers, who select tailored book titles, which are wrapped for gifting. The program has been popular with customers. → Read More

Boston Book Festival Selects “Dumba Chora” By Chandreyee Lahiri For One City One Story

The Boston Book Festival, which runs from October 16-23, has selected “Dumba Chora” by Chandreyee Lahiri for its One City One Story city-wide read. The story, set in the Sundarbans region of India, was selected from a record number of submissions. → Read More

These Are The Latest Books Being Adapted For Film And TV

A range of fiction and nonfiction books from science fiction classics to recent bestsellers are poised to make the leap to the big or small screen. Upcoming TV and film adaptations include Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta series, Brit Bennett's The Vanishing Half and multiple Octavia Butler titles. → Read More

Children’s Book Imprint Heartdrum Focuses On Contemporary Native Stories

Native-focused children's book imprint Heartdrum, with Cynthia Leitich Smith as author-curator, launched in 2021 to offer "innovative, unexpected, and heartfelt stories by Native creators...with an emphasis on the present and future of Indian Country and on the strength of young Native heroes.” → Read More

Bookstore And Cat Adoption Lounge Planned In Petaluma, California

Petaluma Pet Pals, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Petaluma, California, is fundraising to open Morti’s Used Book Nook & Adoption Lounge. Customers will be able to interact with cats available for donation and purchase used books. Several bookstores also offer or will offer cat adoption. → Read More

Virtual Poetry Events Have Spiked In Popularity Since Amanda Gorman’s Inauguration Reading

Following Amanda Gorman’s recitation of her original poem, “The Hill We Club,” at the inauguration of Joe Biden as President of the United States on January 20, there’s been a 24% increase in poetry events on online event platform Eventbrite compared to last year. → Read More

Roxane Gay Is Teaching A MasterClass On Writing For Social Change

Roxane Gay, bestselling author of nonfiction books including essay collection Bad Feminist and memoir Hunger, is now teaching the class Writing for Social Change for online platform MasterClass. The class's 20 video lessons cover craft and the business of writing, analyzing Gay's books as examples. → Read More

How Amazon Original Stories Chooses Its “Single Sitting” Reads

Amazon Original Stories launched in November 2017, built around the idea of short fiction and nonfiction that can be read in a “single sitting." They publish 40-50 stories per year. Julia Sommerfield, Publisher of Amazon Original Stories, discusses their latest offerings and how they select authors. → Read More

Children’s Book ‘Champ And Major: First Dogs,’ About Bidens’ German Shepherds, To Be Published Ahead Of Inauguration

The day before Joe Biden’s inauguration as President of the United States, children’s picture book Champ and Major: First Dogs by Joy McCullough, illustrated by Sheyda Abvabi Best will be published. The book, aimed at children ages two through five, will have a 75,000-copy first printing. → Read More

What It’s Like To Open A Bookstore During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Megan and Kyle Murai opened Ventura, California bookstore Timbre Books October 17, six months after conceiving of the idea. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, they've had vast community support, with customers lined up down the block on opening day, and are eager to expand their event offerings. → Read More