Jeanette Winterson faces online critics; the effects of the Amazon-Hachette dispute on self-published authors; a boost for Korean literature; and other news.
Hugh Howey launches writing contest; paintings of poets; Zadie Smith’s advice to graduates; and other news.
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Illinois legislature revives “Amazon tax”; an open letter to Librarian of Congress James Billington; the state of Washington’s new poet laureate; and other news.
Moneyball for books; Hachette responds to Amazon; LeVar Burton kick-starting Reading Rainbow reboot; and other news.
BookExpo America begins amid charges of lack of diversity; Gillian Flynn takes on Hamlet; The Poetry Archive reboots; and other news.
Ways to make Barnes & Noble turn a larger profit; American classics removed from British schools; new fiction by veterans; and other news.
A start-up offers free and discounted e-books; the reading habits of the British public; NASA’s free book on communication with extraterrestrials; 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.