Three indy bookstores have filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the big six publishers; poet and critic Adam Kirsch takes the pulse of the contemporary essay; Volume 1 Brooklyn dedicated its first in a series of literary trading cards to David Foster Wallace; and other news.
Macmillan settled with the Department of Justice over e-book pricing; Brain Pickings uncovers a touching letter from Charles Dickens to his son; a series of humorous vignettes by Virginia Woolf will be published for the first time; and other news.
GalleyCat lists a few ideas of how authors can make use of Twitter’s new Vine; Peter Osnos considers the fate of Barnes & Noble; Publishers Lunch has created a new edition of Buzz Books—a free e-book which features excerpts from upcoming releases; and other news.
Amazon reported its net sales increased 22 percent in 2012's last quarter; Brooklyn magazine speaks with Emily Gould and Ruth Curry, founders of Emily Books; David Abrams remembers the writers who died this past year; and other news.
Stephen King has released a Kindle Single; Robert Polito has been named the Poetry Foundation’s new president; Jonathan Ames and actor Jason Schwartzman are working on a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's Pictures of Fidelman; and other news.
The recently approved settlement in a federal antitrust suit against Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster has become a flash point for debate over the economics of e-books.
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.
The Guardian attended a writing workshop to help authors pen more compelling sex scenes; the Charles Dickens Museum has reopened after a complete restoration; the Brooklyn Rail takes a close look at the low-residency MFA program at Bard College; and other news.
Lee Child illustrates how to create suspense; author Darin Strauss surveys the state of literary fiction, and spotlights the influence of James Joyce on his contemporaries; today is Emily Dickinson's birthday; and other news.
HarperCollins has handed its distribution business in the United States to commercial printing giant RR Donnelley; Robin Beth Schaer writes of serving aboard the historic ship Bounty, which was lost at sea during Hurricane Sandy; GalleyCat explains why you should write by hand; and other news.