Books built on sand

by Jim Fletcher -- I was talking to a publishing friend recently and she claimed that in troubling economic times, religious book sales are still strong. Well, yes and no. It depends more…

Make 'em all squeal!

by Jim Fletcher -- If you hang around the book-publishing business long enough, you'll hear some funny stories. Some of them even involve agents. A friend tried to fire his agent once, more…

Was America founded with seeds of the occult?

by Jim Fletcher -- Henry Morris, the founder of the Institute for Creation Research, once made a startling and insightful statement about the Book of Revelation: "It's really not that the book more…

Publishers paid in diamonds to compromise

by Jim Fletcher -- It's always a little (okay, a lot) disconcerting to check out the Christian best-seller lists. I mean the official ones, such as that of the Evangelical Christian Publishers more…

A Jew for the ages

by Jim Fletcher -- In a previous life, as editor for a book publisher, I was routinely the butt of jokes during editorial meetings. The running joke was that, far from being more…

What good is political correctness?

by Jim Fletcher -- It usually provides a tremendous boon to the left, but why do moderates and even right-thinking people sometimes fall into this trap? I'm talking about political correctness in more…

A Young career takes off

by Jim Fletcher -- I had a phone conversation this week with Paul Young, author of the runaway bestseller, "The Shack." In a future book review, I'll explore in-depth the book itself. more…

Twilight isn't just for vampires

by Jim Fletcher -- It was a little depressing. Standing there in a bookstore at LaGuardia, my eyes fell on the latest issue of Harper's: "Twilight of the American Newspaper." I picked more…

Anonymous tipster exposes bookstore motives

by Jim Fletcher -- I got an interesting email last week from an employee at a bookstore chain. Previously, I had written about the state of publishing a couple times and pointed more…

Fight the establishment!

by Jim Fletcher -- Larry Klayman was the kid in school that raised his hand to remind the teacher that she promised to take away their recess if the class had been more…