By Anne McCarthy Once upon a time, in the early aughts, podcasts—a portmanteau created from the words iPod and broadcasts—were a newfangled, mysterious medium developed to download online radio broadcasts to iPods. Today, in 2023, there are over three million podcasts worldwide, according to ListenNotes. However, only 44 percent of those podcasts create more than [...]
By Anne McCarthy The robots are coming . . . they may even be coming for our jobs! Or, at least, that’s what some recent headlines may have people believing about artificial intelligence (AI) software like ChatGPT, or AI proofreading apps, such as Proofcheck. But is it true? “I’m a copywriter. I’m pretty sure artificial [...]
By Anne McCarthy Actress Viola Davis joined EGOT status when she won a Grammy this month for her audiobook performance for her memoir Finding Me, published by HarperCollins in April 2022. The Hollywood powerhouse now has a Grammy, an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Tony, and she has her work in the audiobook field to [...]
By Anne McCarthy Washington lawyer Robert Barnett is one of the premier authors’ representatives in the world for political books. His clients include Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Dick Cheney. Barnett, who’s a partner at D.C. law firm Williams & Connolly, tells New York Book Forum why he believes political books remain [...]
By Anne McCarthy What do books like The Great Gatsby, The Wizard of Oz, The Color Purple, The Catcher in the Rye, and To Kill a Mockingbird all have in common? In addition to all being seminal literary classics, these books are among the many that have been banned over the years from schools and [...]
Over the summer, Jay Diskey spoke with the New York Book Forum about his long career in educational publishing, what the future of publishing may look like, and the pandemic’s profound impact on the industry.