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Wattpad acquires the Red Room; Little Free Library arsonist at large; a reading in honor of Edward Snowden; and other news.
Book Culture owners respond to uproar over firings; prolific polyglots; authors get caught up in the drama of the World Cup; and other news.
Jeanette Winterson faces online critics; the effects of the Amazon-Hachette dispute on self-published authors; a boost for Korean literature; and other news.
by Midge Raymond
The Practical Writer
LGBT poetry celebration launches in Washington, D.C.; Scottish physicians consider the mental health of Robert Burns; looking forward to BookCon; and other news.
BookExpo America begins amid charges of lack of diversity; Gillian Flynn takes on Hamlet; The Poetry Archive reboots; and other news.
Helen Tartar, the editorial director of Fordham University Press, has died; coffee for making a deal with the devil; Tammany Hall’s good guys; and other news.
McSweeney’s releases a Portlandia-themed activity book; a new biography of Louis Armstrong; novelist Eleanor Catton on the seasons of writing; and other news.
by Evan Smith Rakoff
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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