Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:
Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned. (Daily Beast)
Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of the newly merged Penguin Random House, has demanded bestselling novelist Vikram Seth return a $1.7 million advance after Seth missed a June deadline. (Times of India)
The Millions offers its second-half 2013 book preview, with new releases from Edwidge Danticat, Nelly Reifler, Tom Perrotta, and many others.
WNYC’s Soundcheck rounded up several interviews for a feature called the Writers Club—including Michael Chabon and Bettye Lavette.
Shirin Najafi takes a look at the best book trailers in recent years, and examines what makes them great. (Rumpus)
Meanwhile, poet and filmmaker David Shook intends to fund a Poetry Drone that will drop poems instead of explosives.
If you’re in the market for a new home, poet William Blake’s cottage in England is available for $970,000. (GalleristNY)
And if you visit the United Kingdom, there is a twelve-foot statue of Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy standing in London’s Serpentine Lake. (Los Angeles Times)