Julie Bosman reports that St. Martin’s Press has offered an eight-figure book deal to Sylvia Day; Pew Research reveals the percentage of adults who read e-books is rising; the Academy of American Poets announced that poets Khaled Mattawa and Alberto Ríos will serve on its Board of Chancellors; and other news.
Phaidon has hired Judith Regan to head a new multimedia imprint; the National Library of Norway intends to scan every Norwegian book in existence; a Charles Bukowski-themed bar will open this Friday in California; and other news.
The New Yorker discusses the gratifying experience of writing successful metaphors; Tom Wolfe’s manuscripts and letters sell for $2 million; Denise Kiernan explains why book lovers should support independent bookstores; and other news.
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has purchased the Washington Post; Elmore Leonard is recuperating after a stroke; Boris Kachka provides an insider's view of the Jonathan Franzen versus Oprah’s Book Club dustup of 2001; and other news.
The Wall Street Journal looks at the estate of William Faulkner; Anakana Schofield details the vagaries of publicizing a first novel; Pop Chart Lab created a poster of the chapter-by-chapter breakdown of The Great Gatsby; and other news.
Mark Saunders has been named director of the University of Virginia Press; Tim Kreider looks at the current state of book cover design; the Telegraph investigates the nebulous world of literary libel; and other news.
Amazon executives have testified in the Department of Justice e-book pricing lawsuit; In Norway, the Bible is selling more copies than E. L. James; Justin Alvarez examines the state of the modern library; and other news.
Bill's Bookmobile was established in 2007 through donations from family and friends to honor the memory of the late Bill Harper. It offers a variety of used books, records, CDs, and DVDs and is open year-round. All proceeds support Hawaii's 50 libraries.
The graffiti featured on the Bookmobile is the work of Missouri artist "Scribe" who completed the project as part of the 2013 Pow Wow Hawaii Art Festival.
Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Bookmobile is closed on holidays observed by the state.
Authorities in Canada have approved the Penguin and Random House merger; Dani Shapiro discusses writing and distraction; GalleyCat details how self-published authors can sell their books at independent bookstores; and other news.
Amazon Publishing announced it intends to dramatically speed up royalty payments to its authors; Tampa Bay Times revisits the last interview with Jack Kerouac; the Rose Reading Room inside the New York Public Library’s main branch may attain landmark protection; and other news.