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Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
Ways to make Barnes & Noble turn a larger profit; American classics removed from British schools; new fiction by veterans; and other news.
Jane Campion makes a bid to direct film adaptation of Rachel Kushner’s The Flame Throwers; promoting diversity in children’s literature; the growing popularity of “cell phone novels”; and other news.
Jill Abramson fired from the Times; a drinkable book; the effects of digital publishing on university presses; and other news.
A digital publisher reinvents itself as a library of short-form works.
Two editors launch a new digital magazine that explores the business of getting paid to write.
A start-up based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, aims to change the face of digital publishing through a writing-based social media tool.
An Orlando-based bookstore goes local; Margaret Atwood and Dave Eggers in comics; Urban Dictionary’s take on Virginia Woolf; and other news.
Green Apple Books saves a San Francisco video store; revisiting the Salman Rushdie fatwa; modeling small businesses after independent booksellers; and other news.