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:
In an effort to tighten its policies, Amazon is changing how it handles its affiliate links to free Kindle books . (paidContent)
Meanwhile, Amazon warns Apple handheld users  there's a bug in the current update of its e-reader app that wipes out the device's Kindle library. (CNET)
With pending legislation deciding the outcome, David Axelrod argues that Florida needs a state poet laureate . (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
Mediabistro announced it's hosting a book club in April , and will choose four authors from a pool of applications.
"Be ruthless." Open Culture features F. Scott Fitzgerald's tips on how to write fiction .
OUPblog looks at the new BBC/HBO adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Parade’s End .
And the Paris Review Daily visits the venerable Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts .
United Kingdom's Hay Festival has created a free podcast  of past literary festivals—its first twenty-three episodes include Harold Pinter, Ted Hughes, Margaret Atwood, and many others. (Telegraph)
Today is Irwin Shaw's birthday . (Open Road Media)
Sal Robinson and Geoffrey Pullum bravely defend the adverb . (Melville House)