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by Michael Szczerban
PJ Mark, whose clients include Samantha Hunt, Wayne Koestenbaum, Dinaw Mengestu, Maggie Nelson, Ed Park, and Josh Weil, talks about what writers can do to improve their chances of success, why fiction is harder to sell than nonfiction, and the importance of trusting your heart.
Appeals court upholds verdict in favor of HathiTrust’s digital library; investor pulls out of Books-A-Million; a Barnes & Noble store closes in Phoenix; and other news.
Judge upholds latest suit in ongoing e-book antitrust case; an e-book thriller based on missing Malaysia Airlines flight; a new prize sponsored by Georgia’s poet laureate; and other news.
The Bible as America’s favorite book; the popularity of Rumi; an introduction to the best Chinese literature in translation; and other news.
Bear Grylls to pen thrillers; “ambush poetry” in Las Vegas; the trouble with labeling women’s writing; and other news.
by Melissa Faliveno
Journalists find themselves under increasing threat of violence as protests continue in Ukraine; Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 best-selling book Lean In will become a movie; comedian Stephen Colbert's audiobook has won a Grammy; the Huffington Post rounds up the fifteen hottest romances in literature; and other news.
by Evan Smith Rakoff
According to Bowker, self-published books rose 59 percent last year; Daniel Tiffany explores the uses and pitfalls of poetic kitsch; on CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose spoke with novelist Donna Tartt about her influences and inspiration; and other news.
by James F. Thompson
Bestselling author Hugh Howey explains the spiritual benefits of self-publishing; poet Gregory Orr reveals the personal transformation behind his literary evolution; National Book Awards' distinguished ‘5 Under 35’ list features all women; and other news.
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