Ursula K. Le Guin unloads on Amazon, a teacher is fired for reading a poem, and the world’s first $9 computer.
Has Shakespeare’s true likeness been revealed at last?
Hachette revenues are down 12.3% in the first quarter. Is it because of the agency model?
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, has won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award for best science fiction novel.
Stephen King wins the best novel Edgar with Mr. Mercedes, about a sicko who intentionally runs people over with his car.
The number of writing contests is increasing, as is the average entry fee, yet the total prize money is decreasing.
Nobel Laureate Günter Grass has died. Also, a new Shakespeare play has been verified. And more stuff.
Our own Camille Griep is wandering the venues, connecting with people and collecting swag.
Is another war brewing with Amazon? HarperCollins is refusing to sign the new boilerplate contract.
Online book shopping overtook in-store shopping in 2014. That’s a significant (if quietly passed) milestone.
Terry Pratchett has died at age 66 of complications from Alzheimer's.
Elizabeth McCracken won The Story Prize for her collection Thunderstruck. Also, the LA Times book prize finalists have been announced.
A previously unknown Sherlock Holmes story has been discovered in an attic. Some don’t believe Conan Doyle wrote it.
The latest Dr. Seuss manuscript, What Pet Should I Get?, was found in a box. (Feel free to finish this one.)