The first 10 titles from Amazon's Kindle Scout program, the company's crowdsourced publishing platform, will be available on March 3 under the Kindle Press banner. They include four thrillers as well as two science fiction titles, along with romances and mystery fiction. Twenty-one titles have been selected for publication so far. As of today, the initiative is open to contemporary fiction, historical fiction, and action & adventure submissions as well.
The AAP announced the program for their annual meeting in New York on March 18, which includes Irshad Manji and Cornel West on Diversity and Free Expression, and David Brooks on Authors & Publishers in a Democratic Society.
Poets & Writers has released a free mobile app that lists local literary events across the country. It was created in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.