GalleyCat casts a sober eye on economics for genre authors; gridiron poetics for Super Sunday; Ann Patchett explains that bookstores are not dead; and other news.
Scribner named Colin Harrison its new editor-in-chief; a new translation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake made the bestseller list in China; F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Baltimore townhouse is for sale; 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.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is two hundred, and to celebrate, the BBC will recreate the Netherfield Ball; the Library of Congress has archived billions of tweets posted on Twitter since 2010; Joshua Mehigan contributed a poem for analysis by lyric-parsing website Rap Genius; and other news.
Poet Roya Hakakian details the personal importance of the work of Iranian poet Firoozeh Papan-Matin; Guy Kawasaki offers ten strategies for publishers to succeed in the future; a new App called Paragraph Shorts features both classic and new short fiction paired with independent music; and other news.
Contributing editor Frank Bures recalls a meeting with the late poet Paul Gruchow during his formative years, a memory that sparks a personal investigation to better understand the stories we tell ourselves in an unconcious attempt to make sense of our lives.
Activist poet and performer Jayne Cortez has died in New York at the age of seventy-eight; the New York Times traces the circuitous route to publication for novelist Jenny Offill; the Believer looks at the life and work of Nelson Algren; and other news.
Independent bookstores may now sell Kobo tablets; Joel Lovell profiles master storyteller George Saunders in this weekend's New York Times Magazine; H. P. Lovecraft's advice to young writers; and other news.
Publishers Weekly reports independent bookstores experienced a rise in sales over the holidays; editor Christian Wiman announced he is leaving his position at Poetry magazine; the Review Review offers an easy five-step guide to submitting your writing; and other news.