South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.
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George RR Martin kills his fans for charity; Lupita Nyong’o joins the cast of Americanah adaptation; the Urban Outfitters bookstore; and other news.
Darren Aronofsky to adapt Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy for HBO; e-books to outsell print in the U.K. by 2018; Ohio’s potential poet laureate position; and other news.
Open Road acquires Premier's book list; Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Twitter Festival; swearing in an ambassador on an e-reader; and other news.
Moneyball for books; Hachette responds to Amazon; LeVar Burton kick-starting Reading Rainbow reboot; and other news.
A start-up offers free and discounted e-books; the reading habits of the British public; NASA’s free book on communication with extraterrestrials; and other news.
Simon & Schuster makes a deal with Oyster and Scribd; Kelly Writers House breaks new ground; Brooklyn middle schooler becomes self-published author; 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.
Jim Milliot to take the helm at Publishers Weekly; Oscar Wilde edition play goes up for auction; Hachette sales down; and other news.