Elmore Leonard’s Detroit, Lee Boudreaux Joins Little, Brown, and More


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:

Lee Boudreaux, the current editorial director of the HarperCollins imprint Ecco, will launch her eponymous imprint with Little, Brown on September 2. (Publishers Weekly)

In the first installment of a weeklong series focused on Detroit, Grantland takes a look at the sound and the style of the city through the eyes of novelist Elmore Leonard.

In the process of opening a second location, San Francisco’s Green Apple Books, named Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly, has also saved a thirty-four-year-old local video store. (San Francisco Chronicle)

The Guardian recaps a recent Vanity Fair article in which British novelist Martin Amis discusses his argument with Prince Charles over the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie in 1989.

Meanwhile, based on the American Library Association's lists of frequently banned and challenged books in the U.S., BuzzFeed asks readers to test the scandalousness of their reading histories

Author Marcus Burke outlines his shift from a life of basketball to a writing career. (Atlantic)

The Economist’s blog Babbage compares the process of creating paper books to e-book production and explains why e-books have a long way to go.

Flavorwire offers five reasons to model American small business after independent bookstores.