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

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.7.13

Barnes & Noble announced a major expansion of its NOOK Video offerings; the Wall Street Journal reports Disney-owned Hyperion is selling off its backlist to focus on publishing titles that promote its ABC television properties; Zainab Bahrani details the struggle to save the National Library of Iraq from oblivion; and other news.

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Leonard Riggio Wants to Buy Barnes & Noble, Wang Ping Files Discrimination Suit, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.26.13

The founder of Barnes & Noble wants to purchase Barnes & Noble's retail stores and website; poet Wang Ping has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Macalester College; ten of the most divisive authors in recent memory; and other news.

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New Thomas Pynchon Novel Set for September, Free College-Level Writing Classes, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.25.13

A new Thomas Pynchon novel will be published this September; Nicholas Thompson reveals the magazine article origins of the Oscar-winning film Argo; nine free college-level writing and literature classes; and other news.

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Buying a Spot on the Bestseller List, Gender Disparity in Books Coverage, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.22.13

The Wall Street Journal shines a light on a company called ResultSource, which purchases vast amounts of an author's books to game the bestseller lists; Sarah Jaffe examines gender disparity in books and culture reporting; Seth Fried explains how to interpret your rejection letters; and other news.

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MFA Advice for Future Applicants, Free Valentine's Day E-Books, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.14.13

The DOJ has approved the merger of Random House and Penguin; fourteen poets reveal their favorite love poems for Valentine’s Day; Library Lournal takes the pulse of today’s erotic fiction; and other news.

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Carolyn Kellogg Wants Off the Jane Austen Train, Macmillan Settles with DOJ, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.8.13

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.

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Reagan Arthur Named Publisher of Little, Brown, Wells Tower (and Dad) at Burning Man, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.7.13

Reagan Arthur has been named the next publisher of Little, Brown; David L. Ulin discusses the newly-published work of New Yorker legend Joseph Mitchell; novelist Alix Ohlin considers the intricate relationship between male writers and female readers; and other news.

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How Authors Can Make Use of Twitter’s New Vine, the Fate of Barnes & Noble, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.6.13

GalleyCat lists a few ideas of how authors can make use of Twitter’s new Vine; Peter Osnos considers the fate of Barnes & Noble; Publishers Lunch has created a new edition of Buzz Books—a free e-book which features excerpts from upcoming releases; and other news.

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Economic Reality for Genre Authors, Oliver Sacks Explores Memory, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.1.13

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.

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Author Teddy Wayne Is Bad at Twitter (Not Really), Guide to Writing a Memoir, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.23.13

With tips from Meghan Daum, and Ta-Nehisi Coates, Salon offers a guide to writing a memoir; The Love Song of Jonny Valentine author Teddy Wayne discussed the difficulties of self-promotion; David Fincher is in discussions to direct the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling Gone Girl; and other news.

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