Disney's Hyperion Refocusing, Dear Mark Twain, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.7.13

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:

Barnes & Noble announced an expansion of its NOOK Video offerings through a licensing agreement with major studios, including Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM. (Business Wire)

The Wall Street Journal reports that Disney-owned Hyperion is selling off its backlist, and will focus on publishing titles that promote its ABC television properties.

Art historian Zainab Bahrani details the struggle to save the National Library and State Archives of Iraq from oblivion. (Huffington Post)

Gotham magazine profiles Amy Einhorn, considered "one of the smartest book publishers of our time."

CNET looks at the difficulty of keeping amateur porn off platforms such as Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing.

A collection of fan letters to the famed author from Hannibal, Missouri, Dear Mark Twain: Letters from His Readers, is out next month from the University of California Press. (New York Daily News)

Flavorwire rounded up great reimagined iconic book covers.

Today is World Book Day.

Current Issue

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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.


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.


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.