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 reportedly planning a major push into the grocery delivery business  (NBC); and Matthew Yglesias suggests Amazon's profit is not the important thing  to consider, but their delivery trucks. (Slate)
The Gersh Agency and Diversion Books have launched an imprint to publish e-book and POD titles by Gersh's clients , beginning this summer. Industry veteran Scott Waxman founded Diversion as an e-book publisher in 2010. (Publishers Weekly)
Meanwhile, technology writer John Dvorak examines the state of electronic publishing and the actual cost of e-books . (PC Magazine)
Filmmaker Ken Burns and author Siddhartha Mukherjee  will collaborate on a six-hour documentary based on Mukherjee's bestselling The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. The series will air on PBS in spring 2015. (USA Today)
With the new film Hannah Arendt in theaters, Michelle Dean casts a gimlet eye on the friendship between famed German-born political theorist Arendt and American novelist Mary McCarthy . (New Yorker)
If you take the free public ferry to New York City's Governors Island this summer, be sure to visit the outdoor reading room known as Library Lawn , which is sponsored by several city libraries.
A. N. Devers looks at a way many independent bookstores are staying competitive—by offering autographed first-edition book clubs . (Fine Book Magazine)