Thursday, July 31, 2014


iBooks Bestsellers: 'Fifty Shades' Reigns Again
A week after the first trailer for the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" dropped, the book hit #1 on Apple's chart. more » »
Bidart, Wolcott Among 2014 PEN Winners
The PEN American Center announced the winners of the 2014 PEN Awards. James Wolcott was the recipient of the $10,000 Diamonstein Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay Award for "Critical Mass," and poet Frank Bidart was granted the $5,000 Voelcker Award for Poetry. For the first time, the winner for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction will be announced live at the September 29 awards ceremony. more » »

Macmillan Expands Library E-book Lending
Macmillan announced Tuesday that it will make its full catalog of frontlist e-book titles available to libraries via its public library e-lending pilot. In a statement, Macmillan president of sales Alison Lazarus said that after a year of experience with its current pilot, Macmillan officials now have “a better sense of the market” and “feel comfortable expanding our offering to our full catalog.” more »

Flipkart Raises $1 Billion : Flipkart, India's largest e-tailer, said on Tuesday it raised a fresh round of funding worth $1 billion as it tries to aggressively scale up after Amazon's rapid expansion in the country has heated up competition.

Green's Books Come Under Fire Again : First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books, though not "The Fault in Our Stars," have come under fire from parents.

Ventura Wins $1.8M in Defamation Case: A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

10 Comic Books That Deserve to be Movies: With Comic-Con in the rear-view, Indiewire has picked out some of the best recent titles that most seem suited to big-screen adaptation.

Casting 'The Goldfinch' : Warner Bros has bought the rights to film Donna Tartt’s bestseller. Who do you think would be perfect to play Theo Decker and company – and who should direct?

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