The New York Times Book Review is a weekly paper-magazine supplement to The New York Times in which current non-fiction and fiction books are reviewed. It is one of the most influential and read book review publications in the industry; the offices are located near Times Square in New York City. The New York Times has published a book review section since October 10, 1896, announcing: "We begin today the publication of a Supplement which contains reviews of new books... and other interesting matter... associated with news of the day."The target audience is an intelligent, general-interest adult reader. The Times publishes two versions each week, one with a cover price sold via subscription and newsstands; each week the NYTBR receives 750 to 1000 books from authors and publishers in the mail, of which 20 to 30 are chosen for review. Books are selected by the "preview editors"; the selection process is based on finding books that are important and notable, as well as discovering new authors whose books stand above the crowd.
Self-published books are not reviewed as a matter of policy. Books not selected for review are stored in a "discard room" and sold; as of 2006, Barnes & Noble arrived about once a month to purchase the contents of the discard room, the proceeds are donated by NYTBR to charities. Books that are reviewed are donated to the reviewer; as of 2015, all review critics are freelance. In prior years, the NYTBR did have a mix of in-house and freelance. For freelance critics, they are assigned an in-house "preview editor" who works with them in creating the final review. Freelance critics might be employees of The New York Times whose main duties are in other departments, they include professional literary critics, novelists and artists who write reviews for the NYTBR on a regular basis. Other duties on staff include a number of a chief editor. In addition to the magazine there is an Internet site that offers additional content, including audio interviews with authors, called the "Book Review Podcast"; the book review publishes each week the cited and influential New York Times Best Seller list, created by the editors of the Times "News Surveys" department.
Pamela Paul was named senior editor in spring 2013. Sam Tanenhaus was senior editor from the spring of 2004 to spring 2013; each year, around the beginning of December, a "100 Notable Books of the Year" list is published. It contains fiction and non-fiction titles of books reviewed, 50 of each. From the list of 100, 10 books are awarded the "Best Books of the Year" title, five each of fiction and non-fiction. Other year-end lists include the Best Illustrated Children's Books, in which 10 books are chosen by a panel of judges. In 2010, Stanford professors Alan Sorenson and Jonah Berger published a study examining the effect on book sales from positive or negative reviews in The New York Times Book Review, they found all books benefited from positive reviews, while popular or well-known authors were negatively impacted by negative reviews. Lesser-known authors benefited from negative reviews. A study published in 2012, by university professor and author Roxane Gay, found that 90 percent of the New York Times book reviews published in 2011 were of books by white authors.
Gay said, "The numbers reflect the overall trend in publishing where the majority of books published are written by white writers." At the time of the report, the racial makeup of the United States was 72 percent white, according to the 2010 census. Books in the United States The New York Times Book Review, home page; the New York Times, October 10, 1896. Inaugural book review issue Interviews with senior editors and writers at the NYTBR, by Michael Orbach, The Knight News, Issue date: 2/8/07 Section: Knight Life The Man Behind the Criticism: Sam Tanenhaus Question and Answer: Dwight Garner Question and Answer: Liesl Schillinger Question and Answer: Rachel Donadio "Are The New York Times Book Reviews Fair?", Tell Me More, National Public Radio, August 20, 2010 "Secret Workings Of Times Book Review Exposed!", February 24, 2007
Roland Frühstück is an Austrian politician for the Austrian People's Party. Frühstück has been, since 2009, deputy to the Vorarlberg State Parliament, is serving as the ÖVP representative in the state parliament. Frühstück grew up in Vorarlberg's capital of Bregenz, where he graduated from trade school in 1972. Following his trade school, he passed his matura under the Business Academy in Bregenz. In 1979, he graduated from the Business Academy and began studying German and sports as part of a teaching degree at the University of Innsbruck. In 1984, he graduated. Frühstück's first professional job was at the Business Academy in Schwaz, where he taught for a year before HTL Rankweil changed back to Vorarlberg. In 1993, he led a professional career back in his hometown when he began teaching at the Bregenzer Bundesgymnasium Blumenstraße. Since 1995, he has been in various management positions of the handball club Bregenz Handball, his career as a teacher ended in 2006. After the trainer of Bregenz Handball was dismissed in February 2012, Frühstück took over his position as a sports director.
Frühstück's political career began in 2000, when he was a part of the mayoral election in Bregenz for the ÖVP and for town council and was elected into town council. As a town councilor, he managed the department of real estate and sport from 2005. After the Vorarlberg state elections in 2009, he was a mandated substitute for Governor Herbert Sausgruber, elected into the Vorarlberg Landtag. On 7 December 2011, he was chosen as the successor of the Vorarlberg state government, appointed Rainer Gögele, who ÖVP Vorarlberg branch selected for their party chairman in the parliament. Roland Frühstück is the father of a son and a daughter, he lives with his family in Bregenz. His son, Lukas Frühstück, is an active handball player for Bregenz Handball. In March 2012, Roland Frühstück was arrested for driving under the influence. Both he and his political companions described this as a serious mistake. Biography of Roland Frühstück in the parliamentary document in Vorarlberg Landtag. Roland Frühstück auf den Seiten des Vorarlberger Landtags
The Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award is presented annually by the USILA to the top college goaltender in NCAA Divisions I, II, III. Johns Hopkins has won the most awards, with 14. Starting in 1990, the award has been presented to the top women's goaltender in NCAA Divisions I, II & III; the top high-school player in Maryland lacrosse is given an award in his honor. His name is on various dedications throughout Baltimore; the Gilman School's weight training facility is named after him, as is the McDonogh School's football field. The award is named for Charles Markland Kelly Jr. a native of Baltimore, a standout goalie for the University of Maryland lacrosse team until October 1940. At that time, with World War II imminent, he left school to become a pilot in the US Navy. In August, 1941, he was commissioned an ensign, he was assigned to duty as a fighter pilot with Fighter Squadron 8 on board the USS Hornet. Flying a Grumman F4F Wildcat on an escort mission for the carrier's bombers at the Battle of Midway, he failed to return from the initial strike, was reported missing in action on June 4, 1942.
In memory of his son, Mr. Kelly Sr. established the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Memorial Foundation; the foundation provided the initial funding for the U. S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame, presents annual awards for outstanding high-school and college lacrosse players; the foundation has provided grants for schools, youth programs and other civic and cultural institutions, as well as funding for American Legion posts, one of, named in his honor. United States Navy Memorial § Other Navy memorials US Lacrosse Awards page