A sociologist at Queens College makes a compelling case for self-publishing; Harry Potter is all over a neighborhood in Missoula, Montana; Amy Tan builds a home she can grow old in; and other news.
San Francisco bookstores struggle with high rents; writers discussing money; one-star reviews of classic literature; and other news.
E-book sales up by 5.1 percent; nation’s oldest LGBT bookstore gets a new life; Singapore reverses decision to destroy books; and other news.
A successful Chicago Independent Bookstore Day; the conflict over North Carolina’s new poet laureate; David Mitchell’s new story on Twitter; and other news.
Wattpad acquires the Red Room; Little Free Library arsonist at large; a reading in honor of Edward Snowden; and other news.
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.
Rutgers appoints poet A. Van Jordan to faculty; BookStats discontinues services; NYPL to potentially restructure its board; 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.
Librarians convene in Las Vegas; Elin Hilderbrand battles breast cancer; Smashwords adds daily sales feature; and other news.
Hugh Howey launches writing contest; paintings of poets; Zadie Smith’s advice to graduates; and other news.