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E-book subscription services may be seeing the black hole at the end of the tunnel, but fantasy fans can at least be excited about the triple threat of the movie-TV show-video game adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles. Ready? Set? Read!
Print ain’t dead! Maybe e-books are? Except they aren’t—although perhaps they aren’t dominating the way some predictions expected. Following that news, e-book subscription service Oyster is shutting down, and serial-release startup Serial Box has launched its first titles. Find these tidbits and diverse publishing news below—ready? Set? Read!
Amid a somber week honoring the memories of the Mother Emanuel AME Church victims, there is levity and hope in the book world. The media is playfully pitting Harper Lee against E.L. James, Mo Willems brings whimsy to the museum, “All About Them Books” becomes the song of the summer, and we see activism from
As AWP rumbles on in the background providing comedic fodder for Melville House and McSweeney’s, Kobo and Oyster expand their offerings. We take a quick break from talking about Amazon this week to discuss the controversy around the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp, and provide footnotes on airline book readings, We Need Diverse Books, and the
We’re changing up our format here, adding a bit of flexibility, a bit of this, a bit of that, because sometimes the news does not quite justify a long-form response. So here, in brief, is what’s happening in the world of books this week: Amazon announced its Q4 numbers this past week, and a loss
How important are physical monuments? That’s the theme for this week’s rundown of book culture, as we look at the fate of author’s houses, the rising desire for print books, and how ebook retailers are trying to keep up. Are you ready for some answers? Read on. Remains of Ray Bradbury’s House | Photo from