The New York Times reports that Amazon is cutting back discounts; Fast Company details how to master self-promotion; Peter Rainer examines the conspicuous absence of screen adaptations of the work of Saul Bellow; 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.
Publishers Weekly reports on the closing arguments in the DOJ lawsuit against Apple; a salesman for Wiley is charged with the theft of almost three million dollars in books; poet Elizabeth Alexander remembers her late husband; and other news.
Shelf Awareness reports Amazon has made Kindle sales pitches to independent bookstores; swimwear maker Orlebar Brown has partnered with the Paris Review; a secret poet is posting positive words all over the town of Lynn, Massachusetts; and other news.
New York City's Word Up Community Bookshop has signed a new lease; a couple was discovered this past weekend allegedly breaking into the Emily Dickinson Museum; Seth Fried highlights some recent communications from a poet we know on Facebook; and other news.
Don Share has been named editor of Poetry; Hector Tobar reports new details have arisen concerning the 1975 assassination of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton; Macmillan CEO John Sargent's candid thoughts about the DOJ lawsuit; and other news.
Andrew Leonard exposes the identity of a vengeful Wikipedia editor is novelist Robert Clark Young; Stephen King will publish his next book Joyland only in print; Hector Tobar considers the newfound popularity of the late author Roberto Bolaño; and other news.
Deborah Copaken Kogan details the obstacles she's encountered in her storied career as a journalist and author; Christian Science Monitor features Robert Frost's ten favorite books; the Guardian looks at the work of Kate Tempest, the first person under forty to win the Ted Hughes award for innovation in poetry; and other news.
Joshua Henkin reveals the most vulnerable moments in a man’s life; Mary Jo Bang explains the Tetris Effect; eight collages of poet Bill Knott's rejection letters; and other news.
Warner Brothers has filed a countersuit against Tolkien's estate, which sued Warner last year for eighty million dollars over unapproved Lord of the Rings merchandise; a University of Texas student discovered writing composed by Jupiter Hammon, the earliest published African-American poet; The Tragedy of Mister Morn, a previously unpublished play by Vladimir Nabokov is out next week from Knopf; and other news.