Book Biz Buzz

May 22, 2013

Observer writer wins Ryszard Kapuściński award 2013

Making poetry accessible

Nebula Award Winners Announced: Kim Stanley Robinson, Nancy Kress, and More

5 Things Indie Authors Do Very Well

Blogger threatened with $1 billion suit for writing about allegedly predatory publisher

What Can Trade Publishers Learn from Fanfiction?

Fan Art Law at Comic-Con

Patchett: ‘Authors must work with trade’

May 18, 2013

10 Biggest Book Adaptation Flops

Would novelists want to be friends with Humbert Humbert?

John le Carre’s ‘A Delicate Truth’ isn’t gentle with war on terror

When horror stopped being supernatural

Peer-review guide available in Chinese

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health adopts open access

Community Bookstore to Open (Mostly) Used Bookstore

How do you write about life when it’s lived on computers?

Cool Idea: Quantas Airline Publishes Short Books Tailored for a Flight

Spanish book festival LéaLA aims to further cultural communication

May 17, 2013

The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

The Indie Reviewers List

Robinson wins Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Baha Mousa book wins George Orwell Prize

Orwell prize goes to ‘chilling’ study of Baha Mousa’s death

Tech trends and library services in the digital age

The Great Gatsby on film: the Reading group’s view

Pottermore Wins Digital Strategy of the Year Award

How We Read: Indie vs. Traditional

May 16, 2013

Why is Science Behind a Paywall?

Philip K. Dick and Our Predicament

Archie Comics Grows Book Side

Making Nonprofit Stores Pay Off

Coursera Revolutionizes Online Learning, Online Textbooks

Academe ease. Three alumni develop an online platform to streamline the path to publication.

Oxford English Dictionary’s hunt for the origins of ‘revirginize’

Second Wodehouse Win for Jacobson

Are they in or out? Microsoft may not purchase Nook after all

Philip Hensher wins Ondaatje prize with novel on husband’s childhood

Cengage May Declare Bankruptcy

PLOS Launches New Labs Division to Develop Publishing and Software Prototypes

Alternative Funding: What You Need to Know Before Outsourcing Your Business Model

UK Open Access policy and experience ignored

May 11, 2013

Why I Now Hate Erotic Romance

Guest Opinion: The Changing Face of Erotic Romance


Jeeves Lives, as New Author Picks Up Where Wodehouse Left Off

Come to papa: Ernest Hemingway’s papers return from Cuba

Sex and the City author hacked, draft of new book is leaked online

Narrative Structure in Comics: Making Sense of Fragments

Why Isn’t Gatsby in the Public Domain?

Linguists identify 15,000-year-old ‘ultraconserved words’

Riding A New Transparency Wave In Science, Academia.Edu Lets Researchers Share Their Raw Data

Indie Authors Help Each Other with Book Promotion

Who really runs Wikipedia?

The 10 Worst Mothers in Books

‘THIS IS A BOOKSHOP’ Sign Goes Viral

Michelle Tea turns a radical eye on YA in ‘Mermaid in Chelsea Creek’

Pasadena’s writer-driven LitFest gets bigger this Saturday

SURVEY: Is Sexing Up Classic Lit a Step Too Far?

Walter Mosley revisits Easy Rawlins’ neighborhood

Multiple-Nominee Elizabeth Bear on the Locus Awards

YouTube launches its paid subscription channels with select partners

Barnes and Noble shares climb 20% following Microsoft rumours

LinkedIn Launches Content Channels

Microsoft to Buy Nook Media?

Dutch Publisher Goes DIY

Hyperbole and a Half Author Returns with Illustrated Essay on Depression

What Teens Are Reading Now

Was there ever a better letter from an author?

Fantagraphics Books Grows, Looks to Digital

“Fair use” takes center stage at Google Books appeal

Goodbye, American Business Media

When Celebrities Take Over Publishing Companies …

Fitzgerald’s Lost Souls, or the Infernal Gatsby

May 7, 2013

Chris Beckett wins Arthur C Clarke award for Dark Eden

Harlan Ellison To Publish Graphic Novel

Convenience versus Community — Is a Deeper Question Hiding Behind the Façade of the Access Debates?

Harper Lee sues for copyright of To Kill A Mockingbird

Republican Congressman Introduces Bill To Require Political Approval Of Scientific Papers

Harlan Ellison recalls the day he assaulted his publisher

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Staged in Philadelphia

Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Studs Terkel together in 1982 video

As Works Flood In, Nation’s Library Treads Water

May 2, 2013

Book House Issues Call To Stave Off Eviction

Letters from the Dead (W Cather letters)

Research suggests importance of elite journals is declining

Authors Who Visit Book Clubs

Fighting on Three Fronts — A Presentation to the Council of Scientific Society Presidents

New Science Magazine Shakes Up Publishing Model

April 30, 2013

Dear Diary: What’s the role of a personal journal in the digital age?

Sea guidebooks help Witherby catch big revenues

The Law of Unintended Consequences Pays a Visit to the OSTP (new Federally funded research publishing rules)

Lambeth Palace retrieves stolen collection of extraordinary rare books

The Met and Israel Museum Buy Illuminated Torah Before It’s Auctioned

April 29, 2013

How H.P. Lovecraft Was Made Into a Graphic Novel

Seeking Acceptance at F1000 Research — Early Problems With Identity and Outsourced Authority

More Review Costs More — The Dynamics of a Complex and Varied Expense for Journals

DC Publishes Guide to Its Graphic Novel Backlist

It’s not just Tumblr — most social networks don’t understand original content

April 19, 2013

How the public is reshaping media at Reddit, Vox and LinkedIn

Study reveals snapshot of researchers’ information behaviour

James Joyce’s Leopold gets his own book for Bloomsday

Wolves and Sheep — What To Do Now That Venture Capitalists Are Stalking Scientific Publishing

Publishers’ online communities to double

April 18, 2013

Tomas Rivera Conference celebrates 25th anniversary

New Publisher Authors Trust: Themselves

Cherry Lake Publishing, Sleeping Bear Press flourish in Ann Arbor

What New Skills Do Publishers Need to Navigate in Publishing?

Tumblr CEO David Karp says at least 70 users have turned blogging into book deals

April 17, 2013

Adam Johnson wins the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for 2013

London Book Fair 2013: Is Amazon Good or Bad for the Publishing Business?

Fifty Shades of Grey and Captain Underpants head US library complaints

Skyhorse, Start Buy Underland Press

Neil Gaiman urges publishers to ‘make mistakes’ in uncertain new era

Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2012

April 16, 2013

Goodreads a Hot Topic at SCIBA Spring Meeting

‘The Best of Punk Magazine,’ and More

Graphic Novel Friday: Iron: or, the War After

Charlotte Brontë poem manuscript sells for £92,000

Seven Seas Manga: Small, Nimble and Growing

Ten ways self-publishing has changed the books world

April 15, 2013

A fresh take on music notation — easier to learn, faster to read, and simpler for even the trickiest music.

Manga 2013: A Smaller, More Sustainable Market

Most Google Reader users check it “many” times a day, according to Digg survey

DH Lawrence manuscript shows ‘enlightened’ attitude to women

Alice Cooper Collaborates with Dark Matter for Ghoulish Collaboration

April 14, 2013

Brian Francis Slattery on Winning the 2012 Philip K. Dick Award

The Rise and Fall of the L.A. Examiner, a Blog That Was a Newspaper That Never Existed

British Library adds billions of webpages and tweets to archive

Is Re-mixing the Answer for Good, Fast and Cheap Ebooks?

April 13, 2013

Wodehouse prize for comic fiction reveals ‘exceptionally strong’ shortlist

Judge Dredd gets first female writer

Towards “Better” Usage and Happier Users

Wiley Blackwell Publishing News 2013 annual report

Whose English Is It, Anyway? Spelling for an International Audience

April 12, 2013

Arthur Frommer buys travel guides back from Google to keep print editions alive

Hillary Rodham Clinton Lands Book Deal for Memoir

WonderCon Follow-Up Questions ”If all the lawyers die in the zombie apocalypse and then humans regain control, how can the courts function?” Well, that’s what I’d want to know.

Desmond Tutu Wins 2013 Templeton Prize

HC Canada Buys Some Wiley Canada Titles

UJA to Honor Ingram, Lazarus

April 11, 2013

Taylor & Francis Surveys Authors on Open Access Issues

International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists Releases “Secrecy For Sale: Inside The Global Offshore Money Maze”

Newspaper advertising makes no sense in a non-linear world

Adapting to better serve our community: a letter to readers

PubMed Central Reduces Publisher Traffic, Study Shows

April 10, 2013

Goodreads Acquisition Presents Opportunity for LibraryThing

2013 Hugo Award Finalists Announced: Do You Have a Favorite?

The Koch brothers’ media investment

Predatory Publishers

The Librarian Doesn’t Exist

April 9, 2013

Turner Publishing snaps up Wiley assets

Digital Public Library of America will launch on April 18

John Major’s music hall history makes Theatre Book prize shortlist

Project MUSE partners with HighWire

Dark Horse to Launch the Star Wars Mini Series This September

April 8, 2013

SSP Board Decides to Reinstate Removed Posts

Librarians and Societies and Publishers – Oh My!

Nature Conservancy Magazine Takes Ads for First Time

Two cities and two countries united by two book fairs

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, award-winning author and screenwriter, dies at 85

Why IS Goodreads So Valuable To Amazon?

April 7, 2013

Struggling Indie SF Press, Night Shade, Pushes Asset Sale

America’s Favorite Librarian Records First Audiobook

LiveJournal and the shape of fannish discourse

Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Sued To Show That Sherlock Holmes Is Public Domain

April 6, 2013

BeWrite Books to Close March 31st

Rampant Speculation: How Much Did Amazon Pay for Goodreads?

The deal Goodreads should’ve struck (hint: it wasn’t with Amazon)

How Booksellers Are Faring After Going Online-Only

Say hello to National Poetry Month!

April 5, 2013

AOL Waits for a Huffington Post Payoff

Amazon buys Goodreads. Will this devalue the site?

Amazon Owns Goodreads… What Now?

Casanova unveiled: new edition of his book reveals the man who loved liberty as much as women

Shakespeare scholars unite to see off threat of the ‘Bard deniers’

Archie’s Kevin Keller Gets a Novel

Why this feminist chose an all-male Clarke prize shortlist

A Booker judge’s envy of the Arthur C Clarke award

Arthur C Clarke award announces all-male shortlist

April 4, 2013

“First do no harm”: My interview with Amazon and Goodreads on the future of Goodreads

Amazon Acquires Goodreads, Twitter Shock Ensues Will Acquire Goodreads

Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

Edwin Mellen Press Threatens to Sue Society for Scholarly Publishing

April 3, 2013

As Amazon Buys Goodreads, Some Look to Alternatives

LibraryThing Founder: ‘B&N, Kobo and Indies are going to drop and be dropped by Goodreads like a hot potato.’

Amazon To Buy Goodreads

Amazon’s Goodreads Purchase Draws Raves, Pans on Twitter

Amazon goes social, acquires Goodreads

April 2, 2013

CourseSmart: “Connecting Content, Curriculum, and Delivery”

Marvel, Warren Ellis Team To Launch Line of Original Graphic Novels

Open access: The true cost of science publishing

Price doesn’t always buy prestige in open access

2012 Philip K. Dick Award Finalists Weigh in on PKD and the Competition

April 1, 2013

What Did We Learn from Our Great American Novel Poll?

Jimmy Fallon’s Spring “Do Not Read List”

Pop-Up Book Fair Reopens in Chicago

Writing a book isn’t supposed to be fun

Library Marriage Proposal

Steve Jobs as adorable manga man

March 31, 2013

JLA Board Resigns Over Licensing Terms

Why Publishers Would Miss Cookies

C.S. Lewis: Still Bringing Readers Joy

Stormie and Paige Omartian: A Heart for Young Women

Congress Passes Resolution to Preserve Saturday Mail

March 30, 2013

Basquiat book in the works to feature unseen archives, art

Associated Press Wins Suit in Internet Copyright, Fair Use Case

Use of Mood Words Declining in our Writing

The Expression of Emotions in 20th Century Books

Steve Jobs returns as manga hero in Japanese biography

Faulkner’s Past Isn’t Dead; You Can Buy It at Auction

March 29, 2013

The Many Meanings of The Book Club

Even Jim Carrey’s Doing It

National Poetry Competition 2013: The winning poem

Kate Tempest wins Ted Hughes poetry prize for ‘spoken story’

March 28, 2013

This year’s shortlist for the Aurealis Awards, Australia’s top awards for science fiction and fantasy, has a surprise in the science fiction novel category: a self-published book, “And All the Stars” by Andrea K Höst.

Is it time to say au revoir to Frommer’s travel guides?

Scott Walker to pen book with ‘torture apologist’

Jim Carrey to self-publish ‘metaphysical’ children’s book

Digg Details Google Reader Replacement Plans

Jane Goodall book postponed after plagiarism issues raised

March 27, 2013

Harlan Ellison’s Gentleman Junkie: “Vibrant, Moving Stories”

DH Lawrence’s poetry saved from censor’s pen

Do Uninteresting Papers Really Need Peer Review?

Open Access — Idealism and Realism Remain Difficult to Reconcile, Survey Says

Can you spot a Charles Dickens sentence?

March 26, 2013

The Economics of Evil Google

The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up

Wapshott Erotique’s own Corey Mesler in the news

Founders of US indie Melville House to open British publisher

The paradox of self-publishing

March 25, 2013

Stephen King and wife Tabitha pledge $3 million to Maine library

Pitcher wins Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Goblinproofing One’s Chicken Coop wins Diagram Prize

The Rest Is Noise festival explores American literature 1900-1950

Junot Díaz wins world’s richest short story prize

March 24, 2013

Robert Louis Stevenson on writing: lose the ‘twaddling detail’

Jane Goodall admits to using web material without citation in new book

Corey Doctorow’s talk on copyright, ebooks and libraries for the Library of Congress

Google’s Google problem

The Genius Marketing Idea That Put Maxwell House On Every Passover Table

O Revelations! Letters, Once Banned, Flesh Out Willa Cather

March 23, 2013

George Orwell’s legacy: Orwell Prize longtlist announced

Oxford librarian dismissed over Harlem Shake video – that she wasn’t in

Trade Paperbacks Boost Adult Trade November AAP Numbers, With Overall eBook Sales at 18 Percent

Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin Start Pay-What-You-Want Comic

Survey: For Small Publishers is Print Still Worth the Expense?

March 22, 2013

Handy Browser Extensions

Happy Pi Day (more free publications)

Poutsch – The opinion social network

Wiley Adds Sixty-One Titles to Journal Portfolio

NoteShares – Organize and Share your notes

March 21, 2013

The Send to Kindle Button

Realizing the Scope of Digital Change

March DCL Ebook Price Report: The Rise of the Independents?

A Simple Digital License


March 20, 2013

Arnott and Kennedy on Amazon US literary imprint

Amazon Publishing Announces Two New Imprints

Sarah Russo on How to Promote Your Book (and Yourself)

Rumors of the ISBN’s Demise

Digital publishing may doom yet another analogue standard

March 19, 2013

Do We Really Want to Live Without the Post Office? (No, because Wapshott Press books are mailed to buyers. RENATIONALIZE THE POST OFFICE! Is what I say.)

Top 5 Digital Manga Websites: Feed Your Reader and Stay Legit

The winner of the Obama presidential library: Chicago or Hawaii?

Ruth Lily Poetry Prize, for $100,000, to go to Marie Ponsot

“What should I read next?”

Mollie Katzen’s 3 Essential Cookbooks

March 18, 2013

Aaron Builds a Godbomb in “Thor: God of Thunder”

J LHLS Interview with Esad Ribic

Top 5 Best Comic Book Android Readers for 2013

The 2013 Academy Awards: the typefaces used on the posters of the Oscar-winning films

My Amazon bestseller made me nothing

Kickstart this book! What I learned about crowdsourced publishing

Hyperion Goes All In on Synergy

March 17, 2013

Amazon Publishing launches literary fiction imprint, Little A

Dennis Hopper’s carnival ride through life

2012 Tiptree Award Winners Announced

Literary Asia on the Rise and Translators Are Key, Says Agent

Indies picked for BIA regional awards

March 16, 2013

Why a LinkedIn acquisition of Pulse would make sense — content requires context

Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Buy the Los Angeles Times?

The Booker prize and the battle for supremacy in a literary awards jungle

Mantel, Kingsolver, Smith on Women’s Prize longlist

Women’s Fiction prize returns, announces longlist

Folio Society named as sponsor of fiction prize to rival Booker

March 15, 2013

Plagiarism and the link: How the web makes attribution easier — and more complicated

SXSW 2013: For Digital Long Form, Experimentation Ahead

Small Publishers Rule the Pen Faulkner Fiction Award Shortlist

Random House accused of ‘predatory’ contracts for new ebook imprint

Reviewers & Female-Authored Gay Fiction

Random House Modifies Contracts for its Digital Imprints

Marvel #1 Free Comic Promotion is Too Popular

March 14, 2013

Dale: Booksellers have publishers ‘over a barrel’

The Country That Stopped Reading

Is the Romance of Publishing Dead?

Barnes and Noble Names Book Award Winners

Marvel Offers Free Guardians of the Galaxy Digital Comic

March 13, 2013

Thomas Nelson Revives Two Imprints

Scholars and Musicians | Peer to Peer Review

Mikhail Shishkin refuses to represent ‘criminal’ Russian regime

Disney’s Hyperion will reportedly sell off most of its titles, focus on TV-related books

Faulks to write new Jeeves and Wooster novel

March 12, 2013

Suit Says Sherlock Belongs to the Ages

Time Warner spins off magazine empire

96-year old L.A. blogger pops onto Amazon’s bestseller list

Flesh Out Your Fictional Character on Reddit

Content Subscription Site NSFW Corp. Expanding into Print

March 11, 2013

Men still dominate books world, study shows

Results of Credo Survey Suggest Students Unprepared for Digital Literacy

Our Friend the Literary Hedgehog

Is Jeb Bush trying to send his new book to the remainder table?

comiXology Submit – Self-Publishing Program for Digital Comics Goes Live (Whither eComics?)

March 10, 2013

Yale Awards $1.35M to Nine Writers

Foreign Affairs Doing Just Fine in Print, Thank You

How Jackie Collins Uses Social Media

The Repository of Imagination

The new economics of media: If you want free content, there’s an almost infinite supply

March 9, 2013

Tom McCarthy, James Salter win $150,000 Windham-Campbell Prizes

Male Reviewers Outnumber Female Reviewers at Major Lit Journals

Bloody Sunday books win Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize

Dan Cohen Named Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public LIbrary of Amercia

Author Solutions: ‘no legal action against us’

March 8, 2013

Dymocks exits e-book publishing after 15 months

HP and Mass-Market Print-On-Demand

Winners of Hefty New Literary Prizes Announced

Coffee House Expands Its Offerings

Aaron Cometbus: Pen Pals

March 7, 2013

The Ramayana’s epic journey into the digital world

Authoring a rejection of acceptance-speech cliché

Community gathers at the Last Bookstore

UK literary agency partners exclusively with Amazon to break authors into US

Giving Them What They Should Want

March 6, 2013

Scientific American Sees Digital Boom

Stuff I Don’t Understand About Libraries Right Now

2012 National Book Critics Circle Awards Go to ‘Billy Lynn,’ Solomon, Caro

Russia Re-imagines the Role of the Literary Museum

Saving and Translating Timbuktu’s Ancient Libraries

March 5, 2013

What a pig, a goat and an eagle can tell us about the decline of traditional media

Scholastic’s Storia to Feature Non-Fiction Title for Kids

Amazon Sponsors Family Reading Experience Program

A New Angle for Paper, Taking Its Place in a Wi-Fi Society

Gunmen fire on Mexican newspaper three days running

March 4, 2013

Miriam Katin’s graphic novel is portrait of an artist’s inner life

Changing Nature (peer review)

Searching for Proust in his papers — and finding his mother

Gale Cengage Strikes Smithsonian Digitization, Distribution Deal

Translating erotic fiction: va va voom or personal doom?

March 3, 2013

Five Fantagraphics Faves

Six great Latin American artists speak in new e-book series

Everett wins Sheridan Morley prize

The 10 Most Memorable Superhero Deaths

LRB Diary: Fan Fiction

March 2, 2013

De Gruyter buys two academic publishers: Oldenbourg and Akademie

How ’50 Shades of Gay’ Became an Overnight E-Bestseller

Columbia University Acquires Complete ‘Elfquest’ Comics Archive

Sandy Hook children’s book coming from two award-winning authors

March 1, 2013

Obama issues ‘landmark’ OA directive

Poem for a sandwich: Simon Armitage to barter his way across England

Beyond the Big Three: New Social Networks for Publishers

Open Journal (Social media platform to discuss academic publications)

February 28, 2013

Here’s How You Buy Your Way Onto The New York Times Bestsellers List

Kevin Hamric Talks About Viz Digital Manga

White House directs open access for government research

Egmont to relaunch Winnie the Pooh

50 unseen Rudyard Kipling poems discovered

February 27, 2013

Economist considers audio-only subscription

Why are so many people SLAPPing each other? How to reduce frivolous defamation suits

The Sweet Troubles of Proust

Bestselling Children’s Books by Self Published Authors in February

Explore French Literary History Through New Interactive Map

Require free access over the Internet to scientific journal articles arising from taxpayer-funded research

February 26, 2013

Indie bookshop numbers fall

Diagram prize shortlist points the way to this year’s oddest book titles

Magnifique! Académie française elects first British-born member

Shoson Nagahara’s ‘Lament in the Night’: Rediscovering a lost L.A.

Life After A Newspaper Editor Returns To Newsprint

February 25, 2013

FASTR Aims to Speed Open Access to Government-Funded Research

Superman comic’s anti-gay writer faces backlash from major media

Janice Steinberg discusses the Boyle Heights mystery girl in ‘Tin Horse’

Are Marvel Digital Comic Events Happening too Fast?

184 year old Indian library goes digital, rare books including 444 year old book on Alexander the Great online

February 24, 2013

Three independent bookstores sue Amazon, publishers

Jane Austen stamps go on sale

One Way To Get Streaming Content from the Library: Ephrata PL Looks to Expand Roku Lending Program

Indie bookstores sue Amazon, big-6 publishers for using DRM to create monopoly on ebooks

Print-on-Demand and the Law of Unintended Consequences

February 23, 2013

Randi Zuckerberg Signs Two-Book Deal with HarperCollins

Ingram launches print on demand for journals

Ingram’s POD Journal program (hmmm…)

Scholar Finds Flaws in Work by Archenemy of Comics

Building a Sci-Fi and Fantasy Publishing House from Scratch

Virgin signs digital business title by Jamal Edwards

February 22, 2013

Mantel climbs Amazon charts as press storm continues

Reading group: how LGBT is Proust?

Hilary Mantel: not the first LRB controversy

Thomson Reuters revises methodology for identifying highly-cited researchers

Ingram Launches On-Demand Journals Program

February 21, 2013

Why LinkedIn is a Sleeping Giant of Publishing

Looking at Kickstarter as a Digital Comics Marketplace

Faber to publish ‘shocking’ teacher tale

Kevin Smith: Clerks 3 to return as book then film

SAGE to address library value in the developing world

American Writers Museum to Open in Chicago

February 20, 2013

Awards Season: Pick Your Winners

Bringing the Best of Russian and Other Slavic Literature to the West

Comic-book superheroine Cat aims to see off gender stereotypes

Here’s the problem with publishers book discovery

Judge allows case over HuffPo ownership to go forward, adds fraud claim

February 19, 2013

Rare poem by ‘world’s worst poet’ expected to fetch £3,000 at auction

Scholar Sues Arthur Conan Doyle Estate Over Sherlock Holmes Copyright

SF Law Library Sues City for Space

Trolls Are Ruining Science Journalism

Why the Penguin Merger with Random House Will Kill Overdrive

February 18, 2013

Random takes four at PPC awards

Stephen King’s ‘Guns’: Exclusive audiobook excerpt

Superman contract for anti-gay author causes growing anger

Tell the L.A. Public Library what you want

TOC 2013: Authors, What Are You Doing Worth Discovering?

Urban Librarians Unite Plants Mini Libraries, Plans Conference

When H.G. Wells met Orson Welles, Or: How typos lead to neat things

Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance

February 17, 2013

Julia Donaldson defends libraries from Terry Deary’s attack

Living in Parallel Universes | Peer to Peer review

Net Minds Looks at Revitalizing Self-Publishing

Novel That Inspired ‘Die Hard’ Reissued

Quadrille snaps up Sushi Slim

Quarter of adults ‘have barely read a book in past six months’

February 16, 2013

Europa Editions Goes Global with World Noir Imprint

How Comics Help Students Retain Knowledge is a Growing Field of Study

How Stable Are DC Comics’ Sales After Their Relaunch?

How Will Anne Rice Spend Valentine’s Day?

Infiltrating Southern California biker gangs

Is cloud storage the answer to preservation?

February 14 and 15, 2013

4 Ways to Fix the Publisher-Startup-VC Relationship

A startup takes on publishing, with help of Atari’s founder

Adam Roberts: last of the SF writers

Amazon attacked in German documentary

Dreamscape Acquires Nutmeg Media

Ebury Press makes New Adult buys

February 12 and 13, 2013

Hey disaster novelists: Remember bicycles, skate boards, roller skates, and push scooters

Lincoln Prize Winner Announced

Maurice Sendak’s final book due out this month

Libraries ‘have had their day’, says Horrible Histories author

She-Hulk leads superheroes into battle for chick lit market

February 11, 2013

Why Asia is Obsessed with Graphic Novels and Comics

Does the West Dismiss Graphic Storytelling as Second Class?

Philip K Dick’s Hugo Award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle is to be adapted for digital channel Syfy

How the People Saved Book Publishing

Erotica: Full-Frontal Shelving

Free Books: Little Libraries That Build Community and Save You Money

February 10, 2013

Mama Let Your Children Grow Up to be Monster Slayers

Peer review matters to the public

The Connection Between Shakespeare and Maurice Sendak

New Biographies of Sylvia Plath

‘I Haiku You,’ by Betsy E. Snyder, and More

Nominations for the Agatha Awards

The Elsevier boycott one year on

February 9, 2013

Reading group: Bogged down on Swann’s Way?

Erotica mash-up for Piatkus

Anne of Green Gables goes blonde, sparking red hair scare

Overturning “The Lemonade-stand Culture of Literature”

Grammar lovers split over infinitives

Wiley Makes Scientific PDFs Interactive With the ReadCube Web Reader from Labtiva

The Cochrane Collaboration and Wiley Sign New Publishing Agreement

Row blows up over ownership of ‘space marine’ term

Lee Child to receive Diamond Dagger

February 8, 2013

Marvel, Hyperion Plan Women’s Fiction Starring She-Hulk and Rogue

Transworld pre-empts retelling of Pride & Prejudice

Virginia Woolf’s fun side revealed in unseen manuscripts

Which Country is Most Hostile to Literary Life?

February 7, 2013

The Believer & KCRW Create Organist Podcast

Sphere wins erotica series

Pre-Order a Novel, Get a Valentine’s Day Sext from the Author

Should libraries shush?

Writing is easy: Just open a vein

USPS Cuts Saturday Mail Delivery, Gives Congress 6 Months to Act

SURVEY: Which Spanish Ebook Market in the Americas Has Greatest Potential?

As Barnes & Noble shrinks, small bookstores are born

February 6, 2013

Burma literary festival flourishes under patron Aung San Suu Kyi

Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 over Bletchley Park mystery

Connecting with Six Great Authors at ALA Midwinter

Will Eisner Hall of Fame 2013 Nominees and Judges’ Choice Winners (What a large, large, and diverse list to vote on. How would one choose just one? One needs a top five or something.)

Book site Bookish launches

Chick lit ‘harms body image’, study finds

Richard III title to Bloomsbury

Get a Free Copy of Poetry Magazine

February 5, 2013

The Wizard’s Son gets a new Amazon review

Timbuktu update (not as bad as they thought)

How two scientists are using theNew York Times archives to predict the future

Prison and Libraries: Public Service Inside and Out

Reading for mental health, but not ‘self-help’

Comics in Libraries: iVerse, Brodart Set Date for Comics Plus: Library Edition; OverDrive in Talks with Manga Publishers

Weirdest Neil Gaiman quote ever, courtesy of BlackBerry

February 4, 2013

The battle of the literary magazines

Should Publishers Open Bookstore Cafes? They Are in Korea

Virginia Woolf and other great literary cooks

Your Brain Can Remember a Blog Post Better Than a Novel

Never Forget a Face(book): Memory for Online Posts Beats Faces and Books

February 1-3, 2013

LA Book Art Fair at the Geffen Contemporary: Friday, February 1, 11-5 pm; Saturday, February 2, 11 am–6 pm; Sunday, February 3, 12 pm–6 pm
February 1, 2013

February 3, 2013

How This Bestselling Writer Is Changing The Rules Of The Publishing Industry

First Vatican Library documents go online

The 7 Weirdest Sex Stories of the Ancient World

Reddit Book Exchange Now Open

HC Christian and Espresso Book Machine Agree

Don’t judge The Bell Jar by its cover

Attention ‘artisan authors’: digital self-publishing is harder than it looks

Which books could help overcome stress and depression?

Return of National Libraries Day

February 2, 2013

ZenPen (just write)

The Treachery of Translators

Is Now a Perfect Time for a Michael Moorcock Revival?

Haruki Murakami’s Healing Anima

Digital Comics Are Getting Cheaper

A Dark Water – remembering Sylvia Plath in Hebden Bridge

‘Self-help books come in many guises’

Are Small Publishers the Future of the Industry?

Independent Publisher Power

February 1, 2013

W&N buys new Walter Mosley novel

Timbuktu library is treasure house of centuries of Malian history

200 Years of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

Academics revolt over open access

The Publisher’s Anxiety at the Electronic Book

Charles Stross Lands ‘Major Six Figure Deal’ for New Trilogy

Fate of Timbuktu manuscripts uncertain as library burns

Palgrave Macmillan announces OA option for all publication types

January 31, 2013

LA Book Art Fair Opening Night

Innovative library services “in the wild”

Was the first world war accompanied by a rising literary nationalism?

Reclusive author J.D. Salinger to be focus of major biography

Digital library to streamline access to collections

Non-US universities perform well in Knovel challenge

Georeferencing to bring old maps to life

ALA Midwinter 2013: ALA Creates E-book Scorecard

ALA Midwinter 2013: In Keynote, Caroline Kennedy Rallies Librarians

January 30, 2013

Government requests for Twitter user data rise 20% in 2012

The Rise of Web Comics

ReadersFirst, Vendors Search for a New Lending Model

German row over whitewashing the n-word from children’s books

Why books need literary prizes

3 Epiphanies About Social Media Marketing for Books

What Are Your Social Media Marketing Best Practices for Books?

Google Invades

January 29, 2013

Resources on the Open Access Debate

RCUK Policy on Open Access

Poetry Chronicle: ‘Alien vs. Predator,’ by Michael Robbins, and More

The Forward relaunches its Yiddish site

New York Times editor to take 75,000 Twitter followers out the door with him

Reddit gay gamers to fight Gaymer trademark

January 28, 2013

Library Leaders Outline their Priorities and Challenges

History Journals Take On the Research Councils UK

Wiley OnlineOpen Orders are On the Up

Journal Publishing in a Fast-Changing Time

12 Piano notes made visible for the first time

January 27, 2013

RosettaBooks Completes Record Year

Glen Craney: Self-Pubbing Pioneer

Why Amazon can’t win when it comes to book reviews

Canonizing Russian Literature for the World…in English (I want this!)

Authors join tug-of-war at top German publishing house Suhrkamp Verlag

How Dr. Seuss Helped the Berenstain Bears

January 25, 2013

Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf

28 Graphic Novels to Celebrate African American History Month

Judge Dredd may be gay, writers hint

At last – a books prize that rewards innovation

FAME Award Finalists Announced

Stephen King Publishes 99-Cent Kindle Single About Guns

January 24, 2013

Turning Tide: As E-reading Catches On, Boys Gain on Girls

Robert Polito Named President of Poetry Foundation

Quora gets into the publishing business with new blogging platform

Making MOOCs Easier | Peer to Peer Review

Man Booker International prize 2013 reveals shortlist

Three more libraries join eBooks on Demand

Max Planck Society and De Gruyter work together on OA books

What writers need to know about Quora blogs

The Tyranny of the Novel

January 23, 2013

Celebrate National Handwriting Day

Peter Brantley is the New Director of Scholarly Communications at

Library Services in the Digital Age

Rumors of the library’s demise have been greatly exaggerated

January 21, 2013

5 Academic Publishing Trends to Watch in 2013

New poetry press aims to connect with readers

Poem of the week: Tam O’Shanter by Robert Burns

OUP buys Nelson Thornes

Texas Study Shows $2.4 Billion in Benefits from Public Libraries

OUP to analyse language in second BBC competition

January 20, 2013

Open Access Emily Dickinson Archive Coming This Fall

Bestselling Children’s Books by Self-Published Authors

British Science Fiction Awards an All-Men List Of Finalists

Mathmatical Fiction

Swarming a Book Online

January 18, 2013

MLA 2013 Presidential Address

A Memory of Light Debuts at No. 1 on NYT Best Sellers List Despite Negative Campaign

Book Country Adds Free Self Publishing Option (ebooks only)

As Tablets Supplant Ereaders, New Challenges Arise for Publishers

Dedicated e-readers ‘irrelevant,’ say many publishing executives

Jewish Book Council Picks the Jewish Book of the Year

JHU Press Publishes First Instant Book In Response to Gun Violence

Penguin Joins Espresso Book Machine Network

How James Frey’s “IP Factory” is Re-imagining Book Packaging

Would Publishers Be Better Off Dropping the Word “Book?”

Will Self in talks to become Radio 4 writer-in-residence

Top Four Things Library Supporters Can Do To Make a Difference

How Publishers Are Taking Advantage of New Opportunities

Library turns to pole dancing to entice new readers (Great photo!)

New X-Men Comic Has an All-Women Line Up of Superheroes

January 14, 2013

Access Denied

Experimental Results: Liars and Outliers Trust Offer (another in the unspeakable joys of trying to get book reviews)

Robert Burns’ Long Lost Manuscripts Discovered By Researcher

What do Book Editors Want in 2013?

Sharon Olds wins TS Eliot poetry prize for Stag’s Leap collection on divorce

Science Fiction Community Raises $40,000+ for One Writer’s Cancer Battle

Hooded Man Haunts Book Covers

January 12, 2013

Print Loosens Grip on the Coasts

Has the e-book bubble burst?

Penguin Development Group Quietly Pads Slate

Remember Newspaper Science Sections? They’re Almost All Gone

The Reclusive Author Who Only Gave One Interview

The Stuff Romance Novels Are Made Of: Jessica Redmerski Talks Realism and Relatability

The Wal-Mart Effect

January 11, 2013

Many JSTOR Journal Archives Now Free to Public

Literati Bookstore Scheduled to Open in Ann Arbor

How to Decide Whether to Read a Self-Published Book

How To Convert a Closet into a Book Nook

Dzanc Books Launches New Imprint

Diamond Releases Top Graphic Novels Charts for 2012

Booker nominees make Man Asian shortlist

January 10, 2013

Shortlist for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

Publishing Projects Raised $15 Million on Kickstarter Last Year

Printed book sales’ decline slowed in 2012

Open thread: Which are the best books to read on the London Underground?

Move to hand York libraries to social enterprise

McDonald’s to give away 15m children’s books with its food

January 9, 2013

Wodehouse and Fitzgerald – emblems of a lost age

John Steinbeck’s Nobel victory: Files unsealed; tongues wag

International Survey on Improving Publishers’ Relations with Startups

Ware’s ‘Building Stories’ Tops PW Comics World’s 2012 Graphic Novel Critics’ Poll

University library brings in changes as a result of student study

Titan Books To Launch Titan Comics Imprint

The best crap book covers Wouldn’t it be more useful to find the good covers and then let us know about those?

Sol Yurick, Author of ‘The Warriors,’ Dies at 87

January 8, 2013

Eight Finalists Vie for for Most Vicious Book Review of 2012

Changing the DNA of Scholarly Publishing: The Impact of Born Digital Content on the Scholarly Community Today

Author To Swim 2.4 Miles to His Book Signing

Everyone’s life is interesting: Defending confessional nonfiction

What Does Charlotte’s Web Mean To You?

January 4, 2013

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2012 (Okay, no, not book biz, but made me very happy)

‘Snow Fall’ Tells a Story About an Avalanche and a Newspaper’s Digital Progress

Book Review: Fairy Tales From The Brothers Grimm

NASA Releases ebooks on Hubble and Webb Space Telescopes

Notes on the NYPL’s press conference for the Central Library Plan

January 5, 2013

Lake Superior State University 2013 List of Banished Words (and Previous Lists should you need them)

Darkness in literature: five great darknesses (Kind of a weak finish to a strong series. Oh well.)

January 6, 2013

New chapter opens with Britain’s first centre for book arts

Triumph of the nerds. The internet has unleashed a burst of cartooning creativity (the venerable Economist magazine on webcomics [aieeee])

Reader’s Choice for Top 10 Fantasy and Science-fiction Literary Opening Lines Is fromThe Hobbit

Science Fiction Self Published Bestsellers List

Women Win All Five Categories at The Costa awards 2012 For The First Time

January 3, 2013

Print book sales soar to three-year high

Internet access at libraries

Darkness in literature: Beyond Black by Hilary Mantel

Celebrities Reading Fifty Shades of Grey (George Takei reads!)

Best Science Fiction Novella, Novelette, Short Story & Graphic Story of the Year

Print book sales rise hailed as a sign of a fightback in a digital world

Do We Still Need Libraries?

January 2, 2013

USPS may start selling mag subscriptions

Darkness in literature: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

Happy 90th Birthday Stan Lee, RIP Master Puppeteer Gerry Robinson, Ereading Rises

January 1, 2013

Ulysses (complete audio reading of J Joyce’s book I could never finish [I don’t even think I could listen to it all either, sorry, but there it is])

UbuWeb:Sound (oooh, they have Glen Branca in addition to Ulysses)

Libraries must meet evolving needs of researchers and institutions

Book it: Ottawa couple goes into publishing business

Darkness in literature: Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

New Adult Novel Tops Our Self-Published Bestsellers List

December 31, 2012

Why Side Characters Steal the Spotlight (and How to Steal Some Back)

Did Self-Pubbed Authors Invent “New Adult” Fiction?

Not excepting our laws More joys of UK copyright law

Darkness in literature: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Little Sign of a Predicted E-Book Price War

Open access could prevent rejection of good science

December 30, 2012

Power Struggle Threatens to Destroy Germany’s Suhrkamp Verlag

Despite Promise, Transmedia Publishing Still Mostly a Mess

Survey: Have You Ever Bought and Read a Transmedia Book?

December 28, 2012

Faber co-publishes interactive ’39 Steps’

Darkness in literature: James Joyce’s Araby

Darkness in literature: Saul Bellow’s Something to Remember Me By

Muslim Group’s Meeting at Church Stirs Controversy—and Book Sales

December 27, 2012

Bram Stoker’s Lost Romance Story

The Four Corners of Sanity

Macmillan To Launch A Crowd-Sourced Romance Imprint in 2013 (I think the world might be ending)

Beyond Wizards and Vampires, to Sex “They’ve labeled this category “new adult” — which some winkingly describe as Harry Potter meets ’50 Shades of Grey’ — and say it is aimed at 18-to-25-year-olds, the age group right above young adult.” (Maybe it’s okay the world is ending.)

An Ode to Bookstore Cats

December 26, 2012

What the New York Times’s ‘Snow Fall’ Means to Online Journalism’s Future (Welcome to the Post-Literacy world [hat tip to Dr. KTaylor at UNT])

CA State Senator Proposes Constitutional Amendment for Library Funding

Graphic Books Best Sellers: Pogo Possum and Friends

Publishing Perspectives’ Top 10 Articles of 2012

Science & Technology Reviews | December 2012

December 25, 2012

Earnings Fell 24% at Scholastic on 10% Sales Drop

Samhain Uploads 2,000 Titles to PubMatch

Amazon Studios Will Produce Comedy Pilot by Doonesbury Creator

‘I Love My Librarian’ Awards Honor Three School Librarians

Maria Konnikova, Sherlock Holmes, and Savoring the World Around Us | Not Dead Yet

Scholastic Imposes Hiring Freeze

Why One Publisher Used Medium to Share Book Excerpts

What Writers Need to Know about Medium

December 24, 2012

How To find out if your agent is an idiot-part IV**

Things Highlighted in My Ninth Grade Copy of Frankenstein That Also Describe My Adolescence

Gold Medal for Poetry awarded to John Agard

Reading Habits in Different Communities

Reading Habits in Different Communities — Part 4: The State of E-Book Reading

Reading Habits in Different Communities — Part 5: Where and How Readers Get Their Books

A Public Academic Library

Survey Finds Americans Support “Do Not Mail”

December 23, 2012

Grimm brothers’ celebration awakens saga of fairy tale link to German culture

Emma Thompson wins Effie lawsuit (John Ruskin…gah)

35 Going on 13: Too Good To Be True; Some Top Nonfiction from 2012

A Jewish Publisher and a University Press Make Their Marriage Work

Magazines Respond to Instagram Terms of Service Fiasco

TDNA To Cease Operations On December 31st

Can You Still Crowdfunding Pioneer Slumps Under APM

UK Government plans new copyright exceptions

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December 22, 2012

Why Publishing Proust Was as Difficult in 1912 as 2012

Can Proust Really Change Your Life? Let’s Find Out

New Adult craze spreads to Ebury

Boycott Amazon’ campaign launched

Patti Smith planning sequel to Just Kids memoir

DC Comics Names Shelly Bond to Head Vertigo

Jim Hines: imitating the poses on fantasy book covers – so you don’t have to

Publishers Lunch opens Bookateria store

December 21, 2012

Suzanne Collins Rules Most Read Books List on Facebook

Barnet library squatters to be evicted, judge rules

The secret life of book reprints

SF/Fantasy Mass Market Paperbacks of Note | December 2012 (Diana Pharaoh Francis…gee, I wish my name was Diana Pharaoh Francis)

Gale and Van der Merwe share Green Carnation Prize

Dead Sea Scrolls Go Digital

Google to Fund — Wait for It — Journalism Fellowships

Amazon expands payment options for indie authors

December 20, 2012

Curating New Audiences Through Content Syndication

TED Presentations from Writers

Ether for Authors: Keeping Watch Over Our Schlock

Prairie Lights Launches Small Press

The Best Fantasy and Science Fiction Collections of 2012

Sketching It Out: Learn to Draw | Collection Development

Facing What No Child Should: Titles on Bereavement

Book Guild Publishing – Reviewed

Cornell Puts a Lawn in the Library

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December 19, 2012

No Big Hits, but Bookshops Say They’re Thriving

Essential reading after Newtown: ‘Columbine’ by Dave Cullen

Why Isn’t More Book Content Licensed? Easy, No Brand

On Establishing a Global Platform for Book Content Rights

Another major newspaper — The Dallas Morning News — comes out for same-sex marriage

NLT: one in seven children has never visited bookshop

Darkness in literature: Chris Beckett’s Dark Eden (I might read this)

Successful Query Letters for Literary Agents

December 18, 2012

Oh Myyy! (There Goes The Internet) (George Takei’s book)

For Publishers, Social Media Still Stingy on Monetization

Alan Moore Goes Behind the Scenes in His New Film

Objects of Perfection: Books to Look At and to Read | Wyatt’s World

The Paper Trail Through History

Simon Crump: My Elvis Blackout

Darkness in literature: Philip K Dick’s A Scanner Darkly

The Dragon Lords, world’s first ‘cloud-sourced’ novel, prepares to land

December 17, 2012

A one-stop-shop for plant science questions

Guardian kills its Facebook social reader, regains control over its content

Learning to Speak American

The Souls of Hobbits: New Books Unearth Tolkien’s Christian Themes

Author Gene Wolfe Titled Grand Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy

You Have Two, Maybe Three Years…

December 16, 2012, NYPL Explore New Library-wide Access Model

Amherst Librarian Launches Open Access Press

How to Succeed in Publishing Without Really Trying (academic publishing, that is)

SF/F News | December 2012

SURVEY: Has the Erotica Phenomenon Flamed Out?

H.C. Andersen’s First Story Found By Historian Esben Brage

Darkness in literature: Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes

Unsubscribing to the Library

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December 15, 2012

Mystery Series Lineup | December 2012

Who wants to define the psychogeography of Los Angeles?

Banned Kazakh Newspaper Editor Fined For Using Another Periodical

“Fifty Shades of Grey’ Changed Book Club Member’s Lives: Spiced Up Married Women’s Lives

Sampson launches new poetry magazine

E-imprint Rizzoli First expands catalogue

Swagnoscenti! (Hm, Wapshott Lip Balm… I got a lot of hand sanitizer at Comic Con SD this year, so I was thinking of that, but lip balm swag appeals to me, too.)

Writers Live Everywhere (A please for peace, or just less freaking silliness, okay? [Except Los Angeles is better])

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December 14, 2013

Ether for Authors: Listening to the Industry

Recorded Books Hopes To Change Ebook Conversation With New Sales And Management Platform

Not again: New York maligns Los Angeles literary scene

S&S Nabs Bestselling Self-Published Series Wool

Author bios

Best Sellers: Biology, December 13, 2012

The Harvard Labrary: A Design Experiment in Library Futures (that’s not a typo)

Transcontinental Inc. Predicts Slow Magazine Growth

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December 13, 2012

Panel Debates The Future of University Presses

After a Strong 2012, DC Comics Looks Ahead

Fantasy author Scott Lynch shows he’s a gentleman, not a bastard

Mo Yan Defends Censorship as “Necessary,” But is It?

Darkness in literature: Kathleen Jamie’s Darkness and Light

The Dipper (the poem that made me a K Jamie fan)

Baker & Taylor Teams with Findaway to Launch Acoustik Audiobooks

Charles Dickens Museum reopens in time for ‘A Christmas Carol’

December 12, 2012

Magazine Closures Down 50 Percent

Kindle’s popularity changes publishing

Happy birthday, Emily Dickinson! (December 10 actually)

Turning a page on books: Inside the evolving publishing industry

A Scrapbook of Our Relationship With the Universe

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Sells 60 Million Copies Worldwide: Publishing House Awards Employees With $5000 Bonus (other than
‘yay, RH employees!’ …words utterly fail me)

Libraries and Their Landscapes

Archie Does Art Book Collection In-House

December 11, 2012

Ebooks may yet save hardback books

Lena Dunham’s leaked book treatment: what have we learned?

UK lost more than 200 libraries in 2012

Three Cheers for Multnomah

Exploring the Links Between Depression, Writers and Suicide

Yes, I’m Paranoid — But Am I Paranoid Enough?

Hearst Puts a Toe Back in Trade Publishing

The Digital Publishing Explosion: INFOGRAPHIC

December 10, 2012

Future Classics: Readers of 1936 Predict Which Authors Will Endure

Reports of Publishing’s Death Are Exaggerated

Author of Fifty Shades of Grey EL James Talks “Mommy Porn”: I didn’t set out to be Tolstoy. I wrote it for myself, for fun

Should Book Editors Be Involved in Social Media Engagement?

Five Dos and Don’ts for Picking an Editor

Free technology boost for small publishers

Poem of the week: Starfish by John Wedgwood Clarke

Comic Remembers Good Old Fashioned eReaders

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December 8, 2012

10 Best Christmas Romance Novels

New E-book House, Riverdale Avenue Books, to Launch in December

Mo Yan Delivers Nobel Lecture in Literature

Remembering John Lennon through his letters (and postcards)

HoZ acquires Lord Lucan title

Eloise Klein Healy accepts L.A. poet laureate post in ceremony

December 7, 2012

Google and Amazon Launch Brazilian E-bookstores, Minutes Apart

The Hobbit works as a trilogy, says Peter Jackson

Book Scanning Robot Coming to a Library Near You?

Mendeley Releases Open-Standards Citation Style Editor

Alan Moore graphic novel banned from South Carolina library

What a bummer: Nobel laureate Mo Yan defends censorship

Twitter Short Story Writer Lands Deal for Novel

Podcast: Not Everyone Is An E.L. James Fan

December 6, 2012

A Traditionally Pubbed Author Wades into the Waters of Self Publishing

What Amazon’s New Brand Pages Could Do for Publishers

Poems-to-go (Some kind of end is truly nigh or something)

Oprah picks a new book for her book club. I mean Book Club 2.0

EL James comes out on top at National Book awards (Has the UK gone mad?)

Decision on Los Angeles’ first poet laureate nears (I’m a big fan of Wanda Coleman, but I really hope Suzanne Lummis gets this. [Actually, I’d be happy if either of them got it.])

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December 5, 2012

Berthe Morisot and Masculine Modernity

E-Serials as the “Third Layer” in the Publishing World

Erotique 3 author Corey Mesler in the news

More Goodbyes (and One Good Riddance) for Philip Roth

Georgia O’Keeffe’s visit to Hawaii and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawai’i (the book)

The 2012 Bad Sex in Fiction Award goes to Nancy Huston

Osama Bin Laden Hunt Retold in Graphic Novel

Karen Berger to Leave DC Comics’ Vertigo Imprint in 2013

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December 4, 2012

BBC to adapt JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

News Corp. shutters the Daily, launched as its iPad-only newspaper

Three Cups of Tea co-author David Relin commits suicide at 49 in Oregon

Fiction’s boom years may be gone, but its story is far from over

Publishers in ‘dream’ position, FutureBook hears

NaNoWriMo Writers Produced 3 Billion Words in a Month

EL James wins ‘publishing person of the year’ for making erotic fiction ‘hot’

The Real and Unreal: Ursula K. Le Guin, American Novelist

December 3, 2012

Haiku Inspired By My Seasonal Affective Disorder

Why Publishers Need to Collaborate with Tech Companies

Friday Night at the Question Emporium

Burgess on Bonaparte: BBC airs Clockwork Orange writer’s lost epic drama

Academic publishers join forces to tackle US market

A Look at Slate’s Year-end Book Review
€125k Cervantes Prize Awarded to Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald

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