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Pictured here is Claudia Rankine giving her keynote speech on the opening day of the 2016 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference, which ended yesterday. Rankine’s speech took on the lack of diversity in MFA programs, a hot topic at this year’s conference and in the publishing industry in general. Other news from
Book news was sparse this week, but maybe you’ll be surprised by which genres and subgenres sold well in 2015 and which declined. Ready? Set? Read!
As publishers prepare for the fall season, book news was quiet this week – save for the big outlier in the literary world: Amazon. This week we take a longer look at a recently published critique of Amazon’s white-collar workplace and round things off with footnotes on ebook rights management, the Confederate flag, and much
With the hubbub about Go Set a Watchman reaching a crescendo this week, important events like the sale of Books-A-Million and the unanimous callout of Amazon were almost drowned out. We also have footnotes for the women you most want to get lunch with: Cheryl Strayed, Lena Dunham, Ida B. Wells. Ready? Set? Read! Illustration
Harper Lee’s soon-to-be-released Go Set a Watchman has made a splash in book culture that’s only appropriate given the high esteem with which To Kill a Mockingbird is held. Meanwhile, the Authors Guild calls for a doubling of ebook royalty rates. Macmillan adds 1,000 more titles to Scribd and Oyster, and iBooks allows more complex
It’s hot in Portland this weekend, but rather than wilting in the heat, we’re bringing you this week’s roundup of literary news – and it’s going to fire you up. We look at whether women are getting all the recognition they deserve from the literary establishment, what Ursula Le Guin has to say about publishing,