The Second Pass marks its first anniversary with a bunch of writers championing their favorite out-of-print books. Happy Anniversary! (For more out-of-print recommendations see our collection of gems from last year.)
Ever since our literary Tumblr round-up, we've been inundated with suggestions for a Part 2. Well, I can assure you, the "Least Helpful" Tumblr dedicated to awful Amazon and Goodreads reviews would make that cut if (and when) that sequel appears. (Hat tip to our own Lydia Kiesling for the link.)
Everything you've ever wanted to know (but were afraid to ask) about book sales -- from what the heck even constitutes a sale, to standard print runs, to author earnings per sale -- from Lincoln Michel at Electric Literature.
"'All of these things happened to me with keys,’ she says. 'It was as if the keys were saying, “Don't talk about us.” It was as if they didn't like it.’" Year in Reading alum Helen Oyeyemi discusses her fascination with keys and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours at NPR. For writing from the author, check out her piece on Silvina Ocampo’s Thus Were Their Faces.