A growing market for children’s nonfiction; a hefty new compilation of Bob Dylan’s lyrics; J. K. Rowling’s Twitter riddle solved; and other news.
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John Freeman to edit new anthology series; Schuler Books purchases Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor; the New York Public Library lends Wi-Fi; and other news.
Jeanette Winterson faces online critics; the effects of the Amazon-Hachette dispute on self-published authors; a boost for Korean literature; and other news.
New online platforms like Hostr are bridging the gap between virtual and in-real-life communities.
The latest casualty in the ongoing siege of academic presses and literary magazines in the economic downturn was recorded last fall when Northwestern University announced plans to end the forty-five-year run of its prize-winning journal TriQuarterly as a print publication. After the magazine's final print issue this spring, it will become an online-only, student-run publication.
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.
Publishing-related Kickstarter projects raised over fifteen million dollars in 2012; Laura Miller reveals the worst publisher in history; advice on composing a succinct agent query letter; 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.
The Obama family visited an independent bookstore in Virginia this weekend to promote Small Business Saturday; Flavorwire rounded up a collection of "literary late bloomers," including Charles Bukowski, and Deborah Eisenberg; the Los Angeles Review of Books is attempting to raise ten thousand dollars by Friday; and other news.