A French children's book.
Embarrassing photos may never disappear from the internet, but it turns out that an author's early fanfiction can. When Galleycat went searching for the origins of 50 Shades of Grey (which originated as Twilight fanfiction), they found that all of E.L. James's Twilight-inspired writing had been removed from her website. Galleycat queried the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine about accessing the vanished files, and was told that James had requested that her work not be archived. So what's behind the case of the missing fanfic? Carolyn Kellogg speculates that there might have been a copyright issue.
Excerpts from the ninetieth issue of The Believer are now online, include writing by Geoff Dyer, an interview with Sophie Calle, and Simon Rich in conversation with himself.
Hundreds of people have taken to Facebook to protest the University of Missouri's decision to close its press.
A new study finds that half of self-published authors are making less than $500 a year on their books.
More than two-hundred and seventy Israeli authors have sent letters to the government in support of a proposed bill that would protect author royalties and keep profits from dropping as publishing houses compete with each other—and Amazon—to lower book prices.
Even though we're hearing that many publishers are sitting out Book Expo America this year, Publishers Weekly reports that this BEA 2012 is going to be the biggest in the expo's sixty-five year history.
Why are French children's books so terrifying? Jenny Colgan started a blog featuring the scariest.