Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned; Vikram Seth asked to return a $1.7 million advance; poet David Shook hopes to fund a Poetry Drone that will drop poems instead of bombs; and other news.
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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.
Barnes & Noble announced it’s discontinuing the Nook Tablet; industry insiders share thoughts on the Random House and Penguin merger; France is reportedly considering a ban on some of Amazon's practices; and other news.
Ira Silverberg is stepping down as director of literature programs for the National Endowment for the Arts; Apple executive Eddy Cue testified in the DOJ's e-book pricing lawsuit; the origins of eight famed author's pen names; and other news.
L. Gordon Crovitz weighs in the on the DOJ’s e-book pricing lawsuit against Apple; Alexander Nazaryan shares his thoughts on our constant use of web-enabled devices; Apple unveiled its new iBooks for Mac computers; and other news.
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer examines how technology is shaping our humanity; the first photos have surfaced of Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Pynchon's Inherent Vice; Amazon made its Kindles available in China; and other news.
Amazon executives have testified in the Department of Justice e-book pricing lawsuit; In Norway, the Bible is selling more copies than E. L. James; Justin Alvarez examines the state of the modern library; and other news.
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.
BookExpo America is this week in New York City, and e-books take center stage; You Are One of Them author Elliott Holt discusses a favorite Chekhov story; the Atlantic explores why Sylvia Plath commands the public imagination; and other news.