In 2010, Brent Easton Ellis got into trouble for celebrating J.D. Salinger’s death in a tweet. He apologized, but two years on, Alexander Nazaryan argues that Ellis hasn’t gotten any better: “Reading the 538th tweet about how he is going to get stoned and watch The Lorax, you want to fly to Los Angeles, grab the guy by his shoulders and scream at him, ‘STOP TWEETING AND ACTUALLY WRITE SOMETHING.’"
Writer and sometimes Harper' columnist Larry McMurty has announced plans to downsize his Archer City, Texas, bookstore, Booked Up, by 350,000 volumes this August. To drive home the point that they’re not going out of business, the store’s website notes that Booked Up will continue to carry around 150,000 books.
Of the one hundred best-selling Kindle e-books this week, only fifteen were nonfiction.
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