Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:
The New York Times reports that Amazon is cutting back discounts .
Meanwhile, in the wake of Amazon’s news, Melville House writes, “Monopoly achieved. ”
In the age of social media, Fast Company details how to master self-promotion .
A new study indicates that daily reading and writing will slow the ravages of dementia . (Smithsonian)
Open Culture features a cranky letter from the legendary Mark Twain .
Nic Brown takes his young daughter to visit Rowan Oak, novelist William Faulkner’s historic home  in Oxford, Mississippi. The literary landmark is maintained by the University of Mississippi. (Garden & Gun)
Film critic Peter Rainer examines the conspicuous absence of screen adaptations of the work of Saul Bellow . (Los Angeles Review of Books)
In other Hollywood news, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman may adapt Kurt Vonnegut ’s bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five for director Guillermo del Toro. (Flavorwire)
A mural of the poet Federico García Lorca has appeared in Brooklyn . (New York Times)