Jonathan Ames

As of now, all of Michael Chabon’s novels are available as e-books. The author says the deal he struck with digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media is “extremely fair and generous,” but recent remarks suggest Chabon isn’t thrilled about the distribution of e-book royalties: “I agreed to the traditional e-book royalty, which I think is criminally low, because I didn’t really have any legs to stand on. I didn’t want to get left behind in the e-book revolution.”

Drinks were on Jonathan Ames last night in honor of his late HBO series, “Bored to Death”: “I invite all fans of Bored to Death to come to the Brooklyn Inn tomorrow night, Wednesday, and I’ll buy you a drink. John Hodgman will be joining me and perhaps other local New York City actors from the show will be there, and we can all toast Bored to Death and a completely loony and improbable three-year run.”

“It’s not often that I think about why a poem is such a dance, that each line or revolution of my eyes around the cylinder of the page grabbing on like hands – or tongue and groove all of that having likely occurred I’m now disposed to consider vaguely what the poet might be saying”: Eileen Myles praises Bookforum editor Albert Mobilio’s poem, “The Whole of It is Winged,” at Poetry Foundation.

Ponyter reports that October was 2011’s worst month for plagiarism, with nine incidents occuring across magazines, newspapers, wire services and the student press.

Bill Clinton, John Lewis Gaddis, Chris Matthews, Annie Jacobsen, and Dick and Liz Cheney share the dubious distinction of authoring the Nation’s five worst political books of 2011.

At Poetry Foundation, Lucy Ives wonders what exactly poetry editors are doing if they’re not line-editing poems.