Aug 5, 2013 @ 12:53:00 am
J.K. Rowling has accepted damages from a British law firm after one of its lawyers broke a confidentiality agreement and told a friend that Rowling had written a book under the name Robert Galbraith. Upon learning of the pseudonym, the friend tweeted the news to a journalist, outing Rowling and causing Galbraith’s book sales to instantly skyrocket. Rowling was awarded the cost of her legal fees, and the court forced the firm to make a donation to a charity for war veterans.
In the New York Times, Tom Hanks explains why he really, really likes vintage manual typewriters.
At Salon, Michele Filgate argues that for many writers, tweeting and posting on social media is a professional necessity. She then wonders what that means for more conventional forms of literary documentation: “Are tweets and Facebook status
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