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Wanda Coleman Tribute, Kay Ryan Injured, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.21.14

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas in Austin has added poet Billy Collins’s archive to its extensive collection of rare books and manuscripts; a public memorial to poet Wanda Coleman took place this past weekend in Los Angeles; former U. S. poet laureate Kay Ryan is recovering from injuries sustained during a bicycling accident; and other news.

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Falling Bookstore Sales, Amazon’s Mystery Device, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.17.14

The Boston Globe reports that Amazon is working on a new product at its lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Paramount has purchased film rights to Sabaa Tahir’s first novel, An Ember in the Ashes, for seven-figures; Callie Leuck weighs in on the Oxford comma; and other news.

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Eight-Figure Book Deal, Simon & Schuster Pilot Program, E-Books Rising, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.16.14

Julie Bosman reports that St. Martin’s Press has offered an eight-figure book deal to Sylvia Day; Pew Research reveals the percentage of adults who read e-books is rising; the Academy of American Poets announced that poets Khaled Mattawa and Alberto R­íos will serve on its Board of Chancellors; and other news.

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Oyster Raises Fourteen Million Dollars, Benjamin Percy’s Novel Optioned by FOX, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.15.14

Oyster, the Netflix-like service for literature, has raised fourteen million dollars in investments; Richard Nash will leave Small Demons and join Byliner; Benjamin Percy’s novel Red Moon has been optioned by FOX TV as a potential series; and other news.

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James Frey’s Big Score, Twitter Fiction Festival, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.14.14

Researchers believe they may have found a computer algorithm that will predict bestsellers; Twitter announced its second annual fiction festival for March 12–16; A Million Little Pieces author James Frey landed a two million dollar film deal with 20th Century Fox; and other news.

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Ruth Graham on Plagiarism Scandals, Harvard Poetry Professor Herbie Hancock, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.13.14

Harvard has named jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock its 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry; Ruth Graham ponders the many plagiarism scandals of 2013; Brain Pickings showcases the audio of William Faulkner’s 1954 Nobel Prize acceptance speech; and other news.

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