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.
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A San Diego writer celebrates a novel fifteen years in the making; a South African novelist explores E. M. Forster’s private life; New Orleans gears up for Tennessee Williams Literary Festival; and other news.
Cheryl Strayed visits Wisconsin; Melville House wonders if the author is dead; books to help with midlife crises; and other news.
The Tournament of Books ignores author’s wishes; a fourteen-year-old’s poem goes viral; a new beer-battered bookstore opens in Texas; and other news.
A six-year-old collects six hundred books for the homeless; Leon Trotsky’s opinion on the Ukraine; a new biography of filmmakers during war; and other news.
The Millions rounds up the best literary tweets on Twitter; Flavorwire showcases twelve author selfies; Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss how a story’s classic marriage plot holds up; and other news.
Journalists find themselves under increasing threat of violence as protests continue in Ukraine; Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 best-selling book Lean In will become a movie; comedian Stephen Colbert's audiobook has won a Grammy; the Huffington Post rounds up the fifteen hottest romances in literature; 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A galley copy of Ian Hamilton’s unpublished biography of J. D. Salinger is up for auction; Tim Ferriss announced he is launching an audiobook publisher; the Independent recalls the life and work of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.
Barnes & Noble’s retail CEO Mitchell Klipper sold five million dollars of his personal stock in the company; a Charles Bukowski archive is now available online; publishing veteran Jenny Bent offers advice on interacting with literary agents; and other news.