Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Roundup with PW

S&S Heads Back to Press on Carr's 'Night of the Gun'
Following the sudden death of 'New York Times' columnist David Carr last week, Simon & Schuster will be reprinting 10,000 copies of his 2008 memoir. more »

2015 #TwitterFiction Festival Set
The Association of American Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Twitter have announced the dates and featured authors for the third Twitter Fiction Festival, to take place, virtually and globally, May 11-15. »

Kobo Welcomes Tesco Readers
As of today, Kobo has begun moving thousands of customers on Tesco's soon-to-be-shuttered digital reading platform Blinkbox Books to its e-reading service. »

King Wins 2015 WNBA Award
The WNBA has selected Amy King, poet, professor of Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and executive board member of VIDA as the winner of its 2015 WNBA Award. »

From Page to Screen: The 'American Sniper' screenwriter on the challenges of adapting a book into a movie.

Blacklisted from Birth: A Letter from Langston Hughes.

Where Can Amazon Fly Its Drones?: The FAA's proposed drone rules clip the wings of Amazon’s Prime Air delivery service in the U.S., but the online retailer could be eyeing other countries for testing to keep momentum going.

Turning Books Into Visual Art: A Russian artist buys old books in bulk, flings open their pages then paints them with old-fashioned surrealist scenes.

Fire Chief Files Suit: Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired after self-publishing a book criticizing homosexuality, has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed.

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