Poet Marianne Moore

Rumor has it that an Apple event scheduled for later this month in New York won’t be about the Next Big Apple Product, but about e-books and the future of digital publishing. Details are scant, but according to TechCrunch, “attendance will also be more publishing industry-oriented than consumer-focused."

Will the real Michiko Kakutani please register their Twitter handle? Two Twitter users both claiming to be the New York Times book critic are beefing online. As far as we know, neither Kakutani is secretly Colin McEnroe.

The Millions releases its “Most Anticipated Books of 2012” list.

James Franco has just sold his first novel, tentatively titled Actors Anonymous, to Amazon editor Ed Park. The Observer reports that the book will be about Franco’s (loosely fictionalized?) experience as an actor.

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Review of Books, here is a short list of things Marianne Moore refused to do: “READ MANUSCRIPT; COUNSEL WRITERS; GRANT INTERVIEWS; PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHS; RECOMMEND PUBLISHERS; RECOMMEND EDITORS FAVORABLE TO VERSE BY CHILDREN...”

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