Bookstore sales fell 9.5 percent in June; Wattpad recently announced a crowd-sourced funding service for its authors; Carol Muske-Dukes recounts John Cheever’s 1977 visit with inmates at Sing Sing; and other news.
Forbes considers how the burgeoning self-publishing industry will alter the role of literary agents; author Sean Beaudoin discusses the vagaries of self-promotion; Robert Archambeau examines the state of conceptual writing; and other news.
Jenji Kohan has adapted Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black for Netflix; Danielle Ofri discusses how poetry intersects with medicine; Sotheby’s auctioned Samuel Beckett’s first novel manuscript for over one million dollars; and other news.
Elon Green recounts a historic shakeup at the New Yorker; Jason Diamond lists this year’s ten best books of nonfiction; a map to find your way around writer’s block; and other news.
New online platforms like Hostr are bridging the gap between virtual and in-real-life communities.
L. Gordon Crovitz weighs in the on the DOJ’s e-book pricing lawsuit against Apple; Alexander Nazaryan shares his thoughts on our constant use of web-enabled devices; Apple unveiled its new iBooks for Mac computers; and other news.
Novelist Jonathan Safran Foer examines how technology is shaping our humanity; the first photos have surfaced of Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Pynchon's Inherent Vice; Amazon made its Kindles available in China; and other news.
New York City's Word Up Community Bookshop has signed a new lease; a couple was discovered this past weekend allegedly breaking into the Emily Dickinson Museum; Seth Fried highlights some recent communications from a poet we know on Facebook; and other news.
Gigi Rosenberg provides crowdfunding tips for writers looking to raise money for research trips, workshops, and publication.