Paris Review Interview Archive Online, Electric Literature Book App, and More

by Staff

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:

The Paris Review has made the entire archive of its legendary interview series available online for free. (New York Times)

A Turkish publisher currently being prosecuted for republishing a classic erotic novel by Apollinaire is being awarded the Freedom to Publish award from the International Publishers Association for the same act. (Guardian)

Brooklyn-based literary anthology Electric Literature has launched a book app creation service for authors. (New York Times)

Amazon will soon allow Kindle users to loan e-books to other Kindle users for two-week periods during which the original owner will not be able to read the borrowed title. (Yahoo!)

Thomas Steinbeck, son of the famous author of The Grapes of Wrath, lost perhaps the last round in a series of court battles over his father's literary estate, with copyrights now remaining with the descendents of the Nobel laureate's late third wife. (Publishers Weekly)

Could online writing communities one day replace creative writing programs? Publishing Perspectives takes a closer look. And while we're on the subject: Is the MFA system corrupt and undemocratic? (Huffington Post)

As the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System prepares to celebrate 175 years in business, the news that two hundred employees will lose their jobs in the newly proposed budget "will likely dampen the celebration." (Library Journal)

If you're an indie publisher and one of your titles just got nominated for a National Book Award, you've got a tricky problem to solve: How many copies to publish. (Wall Street Journal)