Novelist Eleanor Catton on writing strategies; why science fiction should be taken seriously; from blog to book; and other news.
Green Apple Books saves a San Francisco video store; revisiting the Salman Rushdie fatwa; modeling small businesses after independent booksellers; and other news.
Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.
T. C. Boyle ends contract with Viking Penguin; Gabriel García Márquez hospitalized; the London Book Fair gets underway; and other news.
Barry Harbaugh argues for editors; the New York Times’s haiku contest; Verso Books begin selling e-books directly to customers; and other news.
Open Road hires Ira Silverberg; the Los Angeles Times profiles City Lights Bookstore; an artist reimagines works by Cormac McCarthy and others; and other news.
Twenty years of The Western Canon; Grove Atlantic picks up Lefevre; a poet laureate for British waterways; and other news.
David Gaughran reports the Bookseller will no longer do business with Author Solutions; author Chuck Wendig takes a close look at self-publishing; Juliet Mushens shines a light on the typical day of an agent; and other news.
Slam poet and cultural icon Maggie Estep has died; Kwame Dawes writes Olympics-inspired poetry; Apple loses recent appeal in e-book case; and other news.
Another executive of Barnes & Noble’s Nook division has reportedly left the company; Amazon is expanding its Kindle business in Brazil; the Irish Times examines the last days of William Butler Yeats; and other news.