Independent bookstores may now sell Kobo tablets; Joel Lovell profiles master storyteller George Saunders in this weekend's New York Times Magazine; H. P. Lovecraft's advice to young writers; and other news.
Gift ideas for every book lover on your holiday shopping list; the unexpected literary friendship between Dracula author Bram Stoker and Walt Whitman; what Shakespeare can teach us about the fiscal cliff; and other news.
Apple announced it intends to assemble a line of computers in the United States; novelist Jonathan Evison candidly reveals exactly how much he's earned from his books; Jeanette Winterson, Caroline Leavitt, Lauren Slater, and Lauren Groff discuss why they read Joan Didion; and other news.
Edgar Allan Poe's historic home in Baltimore has been vandalized; author Wanda Coleman has been hospitalized, and is asking for assistance; Jackson Prize-winning poet Henri Cole's dispatch from Paris; and other news.
Barnes & Noble will shutter Fictionwise.com and its affiliated e-book sites on December 4; thieves took a portable writing desk used by Middlemarch author George Eliot from the Nuneaton Museum in England; Dwell created a map of independent bookstores across America; and other news.
Mike Shatzkin has two pieces of advice for publishers; Alex Balk discusses abandoning his post-modern novel, Slumdog Millionaire screenwriter Simon Beaufoy has written an adaptation of Billy Lynn’s novel, Long Halftime Walk; and other news.
Allan Gurganus writes of first meeting his teacher and friend John Cheever; David Carr profiles millionaire magazine publisher Felix Dennis, who is also a best-selling poet; Boris Kachka visits with author Tom Wolfe to discuss Wolfe's new novel, Back to Blood; and other news.
Tips for building your National Novel Writing Month survival kit; Barnes & Noble's founder, Leonard Riggio, intends to build and furnish one hundred homes in New Orleans; young Eudora Welty's failed attempt at landing a job at the New Yorker; and other news.
Carol Seajay, former publisher of Feminist Bookstore News, a San Francisco–based magazine that covered the feminist, gay, and lesbian book industry until folding in 2000, recently launched Books to Watch Out For, a series of monthly e-mail newsletters featuring reviews of gay and lesbian books.