T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
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A game show winner turned bookseller; literary apps using cartography; the history behind Wes Anderson’s muse; and other news.
Christina Baker Kline novels move from mid-list to bestseller; a day in the life of Meg Wolitzer; two authors consider the strength of the adage “write what you know”; and other news.
Two new e-book services, the New York City–based Oyster and San Francisco–based Scribd, introduce a Netflix-like service for the literary set, offering unlimited access to digital libraries by subscription.
Dominic Smith examines the growing number of novelists in America; author Theo Pauline Nestor offers writing tips for 2014; novelist Mary Kay Zuravleff parodies self-promotion; and other news.
The United States Supreme Court rejected Amazon’s appeal over sales tax in New York; David Streitfeld considers the future of the e-book; Claire Messud shares with the Millions the books she loved this year; and other news.
Margaret Atwood remembers Nobel-winning author Doris Lessing, who died yesterday at age ninety-four; right-wing extremists have destroyed a statue of Hungarian Jewish poet Radnóti Miklós; Elissa Schappell offers advice on story endings; and other news.
A galley copy of Ian Hamilton’s unpublished biography of J. D. Salinger is up for auction; Tim Ferriss announced he is launching an audiobook publisher; the Independent recalls the life and work of celebrated poet Dylan Thomas; and other news.
The New Heave-Ho, a PDF-only poetry press founded by poet Noel Black, aims to deliver poetry collections to the masses in free and by-donation PDF format.