Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:
This morning the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Apple and five of the nation's largest publishers , alleging they conspired to fix e-book pricing. (Wall Street Journal)
Meanwhile, Macmillan’s CEO John Sargent says there was no collusion, and writes, "We have decided to fight this in court ."
Following up on a recent story in Salon , PaidContent reports "some big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon. "
Nine writers and publicists dish on the vagaries of book tours and readings . (Awl)
Michael Bourne describes the discovery of his mother's secret writing life . (Millions)
For National Poetry Month, before each lunch and dinner shift at New York City's Gramercy Tavern, the staff recites favorite poems to each other . (New York Times)
To mark yesterday's release of Ron Rash's new novel, The Cove, Flavorwire rounds up ten working Southern authors everyone should read .
Jack London lays everything bare in advising a twenty-year-old writer who sent him a manuscript: "The only reason there are more successful blacksmiths in the world than successful writers, is that it is much easier, and requires far less hard work to become a successful blacksmith than does it to become a successful writer. " (Letters of Note)