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An Orlando-based bookstore goes local; Margaret Atwood and Dave Eggers in comics; Urban Dictionary’s take on Virginia Woolf; and other news.
Green Apple Books saves a San Francisco video store; revisiting the Salman Rushdie fatwa; modeling small businesses after independent booksellers; and other news.
T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
A game show winner turned bookseller; literary apps using cartography; the history behind Wes Anderson’s muse; and other news.
Christina Baker Kline novels move from mid-list to bestseller; a day in the life of Meg Wolitzer; two authors consider the strength of the adage “write what you know”; and other news.
by Rachel Lieff Axelbank
Two new e-book services, the New York City–based Oyster and San Francisco–based Scribd, introduce a Netflix-like service for the literary set, offering unlimited access to digital libraries by subscription.
by James F. Thompson
Dominic Smith examines the growing number of novelists in America; author Theo Pauline Nestor offers writing tips for 2014; novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff parodies self-promotion; and other news.
In addition to traditional poetry collections and chapbooks, independent press YesYes Books also publishes a number of experimental and multimedia works, many of which incorporate visual art. Since its founding in 2011, the press's innovative projects have included Poetry Shots, fully illustrated digital chapbooks; and Frequencies, Volume One, a poetry and contemporary music anthology. The Bones of Us, a graphic poetry collection by J. Bradley with art by Adam Scott Mazer, will be released in February. The following images highlight a selection of both past and forthcoming experimental projects from YesYes Books.
by Evan Smith Rakoff
The United States Supreme Court rejected Amazon’s appeal over sales tax in New York; David Streitfeld considers the future of the e-book; Claire Messud shares with the Millions the books she loved this year; and other news.
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