Pearl Buck Manuscript Found in a Storage Unit, Plimpton Documentary Hits Theaters, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

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:

Virginia Quarterly Review web editor Jane Friedman has created a graphic illustrating five separate paths to publishing a book. (GalleyCat)

A forgotten novel manuscript by Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl Buck was found in a Texas storage unit, and will be published this October. (New York Times)

Penguin settled its final e-book price-fixing charges for seventy-five million dollars. (Publishers Weekly)

Book critic Ron Charles details how a bad review can transform into a good blurb. (Washington Post)

Plimpton!, a documentary directed by Tom Bean and Luke Poling is out today. The film focuses on the life and work of famed author, raconteur, and Paris Review editor George Plimpton. (New York Times)

Meanwhile, at the Paris Review, Michael McGrath is seeking a literary mentor.

Bowker has launched a self-publishing service called (Shelf Awareness)

Flavorwire rounded up the most beautiful libraries from the world of film and television.

Did you know that Nabokov's Lolita was originally titled The Kingdom by the Sea? Huffington Post has twenty-three other original book titles that may surprise you.