This year Banned Books Week will focus on Young Adult Books. Banned Book Week's Maggie Jacoby announced that the national planning committee made the decision this week. This year's event will run from September 27th - October 3rd.
Read more... April 24, 2015
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, called Fifty Shades Darker, finally has a new screenwriter: E.L. James' husband, Niall Leonard. The film made $568.8 million worldwide, so the sequel should have been an easy project. Instead it's stalled out for months after director Sam Taylor-Johnson quit the franchise over her endless on-set disagreements with author E.L. James.
Read more... April 23, 2015
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced this afternoon. Anthony Doerr's novel All the Light We Cannot See (Scribner) won the Fiction Prize. Doerr has a shelf full of prizes for the book which was also a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award and the 2015 Carnegie Medal for Excellence of Fiction. It also was is New York Times bestseller.
Read more... April 20, 2015
Remember Michael Bromwich, the external auditor appointed by Judge Denise Cote in the ebook price fixing case? It is Bromwich's job to oversee Apple's efforts to ensure it doesn't violate any antitrust laws going forward. Well, he's still wandering the halls at Apple, driving management nuts.
Read more... April 17, 2015
The PEN American Center announced the names of the judges and the shortlists for the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. The debut fiction award features a $25,000 cash prize.
Read more... April 16, 2015
Amazon.com and HarperCollins have signed a deal, putting an end to negotiations over the price of ebooks and other issues.
Read more... April 14, 2015
We're not sure we've ever seen an author moved to tears at an award show because the actress accepting the award can't stop praising the author. But it happened last night at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
Read more... April 13, 2015