Emily Dickinson online archive fuels debate; Ian Crouch discusses the proliferation of neologisms; Arizona approves Mexican-American studies books; ten scary novels for Halloween; and other news.
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For Banned Books Week, the Los Angeles Times created a gallery of banned books; Forbes looks at how new digital tools are reinvigorating poetry; Jason Diamond consider the merits of Leonard Cohen’s Beautiful Losers; and other news.
Micropublishers secure their spot on the digital landscape by creating new apps that deliver carefully curated content to readers' mobile devices.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has purchased the Washington Post; Elmore Leonard is recuperating after a stroke; Boris Kachka provides an insider's view of the Jonathan Franzen versus Oprah’s Book Club dustup of 2001; and other news.
Flavorwire explores the minds behind book thievery; Robert Bolaño the posthumous poet; why book covers will never be the same; and other news.
Publishing Perspectives details the specifics of agent-assisted publishing; Joan Didion’s childhood home is for sale; Evan Hughes considers Amazon’s future; and other news.
Zeljka Marosevic details what it was like to work for Victoria Barnsley, who announced yesterday she is leaving HarperCollins; Amit Majmudar describes how he reads the work of Byron in his dreams; Slate features a coded World War I postcard written by poet Wilfred Owen; and other news.
Ian Buruma looks at Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu’s harrowing new memoir; Digital Book World says not to count out Barnes & Noble; Book Riot visits the oldest bookstore in the world; and other news.
New York City-based independent publisher New Directions recently relaunched its Poetry Pamphlets, a series originally published by founder James Laughlin in the 1940s.
The Gersh Agency and Diversion Books have launched an imprint to publish titles by Gersh's clients; John Dvorak examines the actual cost of e-books; A. N. Devers looks at autographed first-edition book clubs; and other news.