Amazon Executives Testify in DOJ E-Book Lawsuit, State of the Library, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.7.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Amazon executives have testified in the Department of Justice e-book pricing lawsuit, which is attempting to prove Apple colluded with major publishers in 2010. (GalleyCat)

In Norway, the Bible is selling more copies than the E. L. James juggernaut Fifty Shades of Grey. (Christian Science Monitor)

A library similar to the Occupy Wall Street Library that existed in New York City has arisen amidst protests in Turkey. (Book Patrol)

Famed multi-genre author Judy Blume recently spoke with Vanity Fair about the process of adapting her book Tiger Eyes for film.

Justin Alvarez examines the state of the modern library, including a new facility in North Carolina where books are only retrievable by a robotic system. (Ploughshares)

Brain Pickings looks at a letter the young Edna St. Vincent Millay composed in 1917 that almost stopped her from college graduation.

The Los Angeles Review of Books gathered four F. Scott Fitzgerald scholars—Caleb Smith, Wai Chee Dimock, T. Austin Graham, and John Irwin—and gleaned their thoughts about the new screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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