Long-lost books by VS Pritchett, Edith Sitwell, and Alec Waugh (among others) will be back in print soon thanks to Bloomsbury’s new digital publishing imprint, Bloomsbury List.
Amazon has upped the ante in the e-reader wars with the Amazon Fire, a tablet that’s positioned to compete with the iPad, but at $199, is roughly half the price.
Following Moneyball’s lucrative opening weekend, Warner Brothers has tapped Michael Lewis to adapt Liar’s Poker, his debut book about working on Wall Street in the boom-bust 1980s, into a movie. “I’m going to spend the next two months doing that,” Lewis told The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, poets are occupying Wall Street.
New Yorkers with no plans next Tuesday might want to check out Twain in the Membrane, a Samuel Clemens-themed party pegged to the release of Michael Kupperman’s illustrated book, Mark Twain’s Autobiography: 1910–2010.
If you don’t already read the “liberal arts 2.0” blog Kottke, you should. If you do, and have ever wondered whether a robot aggregator could compete with the web’s best obscure link collector, Slate’s Chris Wilson and Farhad Manjoo test the question with Robbotke.
A University of South Dakota professor has been fired after putting out a book of poetry allegedly based on his attraction to a former student. Edward Allen says that 67 Mixed Messages has nothing to do with the student, Suzi Grace, even though a character who appears in the series of sonnets is named... Suzie Grace.