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.
Jane Campion makes a bid to direct film adaptation of Rachel Kushner’s The Flame Throwers; promoting diversity in children’s literature; the growing popularity of “cell phone novels”; and other news.
Jill Abramson fired from the Times; a drinkable book; the effects of digital publishing on university presses; and other news.
Jim Milliot to take the helm at Publishers Weekly; Oscar Wilde edition play goes up for auction; Hachette sales down; and other news.
Junot Díaz’s curriculum; the hilarious mistakes of optical recognition software; the difficulty of portraying writers in film; and other news.
Will Self on the death of the novel; Diane Keaton’s favorite books; a digital campaign for diversity in literature; and other news.
Bear Grylls to pen thrillers; “ambush poetry” in Las Vegas; the trouble with labeling women’s writing; and other news.
An Orlando-based bookstore goes local; Margaret Atwood and Dave Eggers in comics; Urban Dictionary’s take on Virginia Woolf; and other news.
Salman Rushdie examines Gabriel García Márquez’s magic realism; ZYZZYVA’s one hundredth issue; Charlotte Brontë’s Google doodle; and other news.
A new app for remembering great ideas; a posthumous story collection by Maeve Binchy; meals from classic literature; and other news.