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by Rachael Hanel
A new digital-first publisher launched in March of this year with the novella Sleep Donation by best-selling author Karen Russell, signaling a new benchmark in digital literature’s continued march toward prominence.
A seven-year Twitter project completed; Stephen Colbert promotes Powell’s Books; Egyptian author receives five-year sentence for novel; and other news.
Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
Ways to make Barnes & Noble turn a larger profit; American classics removed from British schools; new fiction by veterans; and other news.
Jane Campion makes a bid to direct film adaptation of Rachel Kushner’s The Flame Throwers; promoting diversity in children’s literature; the growing popularity of “cell phone novels”; and other news.
Jill Abramson fired from the Times; a drinkable book; the effects of digital publishing on university presses; and other news.
An Orlando-based bookstore goes local; Margaret Atwood and Dave Eggers in comics; Urban Dictionary’s take on Virginia Woolf; and other news.
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