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:
Amazon is testing a book cover generator  intended for self-published Kindle e-books. (Digital Reader)
The University of Nebraska Press has purchased Potomac Books  for $1.2 million. Potomac Books was founded in 1983, specializing in military history. (Shelf Awareness)
Thessaly La Force remembers prize-winning author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala , who died yesterday at her home in New York City, at age eighty-five. Beginning her career as a novelist, she helped Merchant Ivory Productions create twenty-two films, winning an Academy Award for her screen adaptation of E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View. (Paris Review Daily)
Meanwhile, to celebrate Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's life and work, the New Yorker has made six stories Jhabvala published in the magazine freely available , including her first, “The Interview,” appearing in 1957.
Author Aryn Kyle reveals how she spent the $500,000 advance from her bestselling first novel The Gods of Animals —for love. (More)
Architectural Digest takes a behind-the-scenes tour of the sets designed for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation  of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which were created by Luhrmann's wife, designer Catherine Martin.
People magazine is sponsoring a live video chat with Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini  on April 11.
Sasha Frere-Jones reports on the mock trial of thirteen-year-old Cabinet magazine , where writer Gideon Lewis-Kraus “accused the journal of a variety of sins rooted in triviality.” (Bookforum)