Memoirs from Carly Simon and Elvis Costello hit shelves, along with a deep dive inside the pop-music factory.
1. The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook
The New Yorker writer explores how digital technology has changed music-making. W.W. Norton, Oct. 5
2. Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink by Elvis Costello
An "unconventional but indelible memoir" from the British rocker. Blue Rider Press, Oct. 13
3. Why Sinatra Matters by Pete Hamill
This 1998 tribute gets a reissue for Ol' Blue Eyes' 100th birthday. Little, Brown and Company, Oct. 20