Two editors met and became friends while striving to earn MFAs at Mills College; today, one of those editors has cancer and the other is launching a fundraiser to defray medical costs.
East Bay authors and East Bay publishers are pumping out new books about economic apocalypse, oral sex, and baby animals.
University of California Press' longtime editor Lynne Withey has just announced her plans to retire at the end of this year.
Kindle sales are now outpacing hardcover book sales, according to Amazon.com head honcho Jeff Bezos.
New books from East Bay authors and publishers offer erotic scenes, plastic dolls, hummingbirds, and rancidity, although not all at the same time.
Conservative radio host Michael Savage, who holds a Ph.D in epidemiology and nutritional science from UC Berkeley and whose show airs weekday afternoons on San Francisco's XTRA Sports 860, has scored a publishing deal with HarperCollins for a book that promises to — well, savage the current administration.
Buddha's ears, egrets, and a lethal waterfall: Here's a roundup of some new books with local angles.
Berkeley-based Heyday Books has undergone a transformation, which company insiders announced yesterday. It's the result of a kind of midlife crisis for the 36-year-old publishing company, which — despite the crashed economy — has been "steadily growing," said publicity director Susan Pi.
One of the East Bay's most famous contemporary poets died last Friday.
Sadly, the East Bay is about to lose another bookstore.