The unprecedented hacking of Sony continues to cause damage. The group claiming responsibility says it attacked Sony in revenge for the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy, The Interview, in which two journalists are asked by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un
Read more... December 17, 2014
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues his campaign against freedom and the rights of authors to write what they wish. The government controlled newspaper Takvim has now accused prominent Turkish authors Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak of being part of a secret "international literature lobby" which is being used to undermine the Turkish government.
Read more... December 12, 2014
Hachette Book Group is launching a new sales platform: Twitter. Hachette has teamed up with Gumroad to sell select titles from within a Twitter feed. Authors will tweet about their new books and offer a link to purchase the title. The books selected for the new purchasing platform will each have an exclusive bonus item.
Read more... December 8, 2014
When you think of Raymond Chandler, you think of crime fiction. The creator of the detective Philip Marlowe, Chandler's novels and screenplays are considered classics in the genre. Which is why a recent discovery of a musical comedy he wrote is such a shocker.
Read more... December 5, 2014
HarperCollins' HarperOne is launching a new imprint in the mind, body and spirit category. The new imprint is called HarperElixir and will roll out its first slate of books in the fall of 2015.
Read more... December 3, 2014
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand has died at the age of 80. According to The New York Times, he died at the home of his daughter, Jessica Strand, after being admitted to hospice. He died of liposarcoma, a rare cancer.
Read more... November 30, 2014
Jacqueline Woodson has responded to Daniel Handler's racist watermelon joke made after she accepted her National Book Awards. In an op-ed in The New York Times, the author adresses the issue head on.
Read more... November 29, 2014