Amazon is reportedly looking to rent half-a-million square feet of office space in New York City; nineteen Charles Bukowski drawings were rediscovered at a book fair; Jillian Goodman considers Michelle Orange’s This is Running for Your Life; and other news.
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.
Amazon reported its net sales increased 22 percent in 2012's last quarter; Brooklyn magazine speaks with Emily Gould and Ruth Curry, founders of Emily Books; David Abrams remembers the writers who died this past year; and other news.
Over the holidays, Barnes & Noble experienced a decline in retail revenues compared to last year; David L. Ulin looks at the prison diaries of the late Greek poet Yannis Ritsos; Michael Johnson reveals his obsession with Alexander Pushkin, and other news.
A Saudi novelist, Turki al-Hamad, was reportedly arrested in the Saudi kingdom after questioning Islamic fundamentalism via Twitter; Carolyn Kellogg, Michael Schaub, Roxane Gay, and other book critics discuss their ten favorite books of 2012; Gawker created a list of "least important writers"; and other news.
Amazon has launched a Kindle store in China; a discovery of a manuscript in Denmark's national archives may be a forgotten story by Hans Christian Andersen; the New York Times has created an e-book publishing program; and other news.
To honor Veterans Day, GalleyCat details how to share books with the troops; Scott Timberg argues the federal government should increase its support of the arts; Lisa Russ Spaar examines the sophomore efforts of poets; and other news.
In the Authors Guild lawsuit, a judge ruled that libraries that offered books for scanning are protected by copyright's fair use doctrine; Sarah Marian Seltzer describes the experience of modeling for seven hundred Jane Austen enthusiasts; Halloween's approaching, and GalleyCat features a selection of favorite literary costumes.
Jon Stock details how he convinced an overzealous online critic to retract a one-star review; Brain Pickings showcases the two-book collaboration between artist R. Crumb and Charles Bukowski; Margaret Atwood offers ten tips for writers; and other news.