The fiction longlist for the National Book Award is here

Hours after releasing a controversial nonfiction longlist that included only one woman (and nine men), the National Book Awards released its longlist for fiction. The list first appeared on TheRead more »

Tax haven very concerned about the moral turpitude of your poetry collection

The Maldives—official slogan, “the sunny side of life,” unofficial slogan, “our tax code could be written on a bar napkin and you’d still have space for four or five internationalRead more »

Amazon is just straight up letting people steal audiobooks now

Amazon’s perverse definition of “customer service for books” has turned into new, previously uncharted territory; they’re doing away with the “paying” part of shopping and just letting you just have stuffRead more »

German technical university defies German textbook publisher in a case with a surprising amount of drama

In a case that echoes Google’s unauthorized scanning of millions of copyrighted works, the European Union Court of Justice has ruled that libraries in EU member states may digitize booksRead more »

18 New New York Times Bestseller Lists That Will Change The Way You Think About Bestseller Lists

The New York Times Book Review is one of the last two stand-alone book review sections in the country, or the very last (depending on what you think about theRead more »

Lawsuit pile-on! Shareholders sue Apple

Talk about kicking a multimillion-dollar corporation when they’re down.  Last Thursday brought a new lawsuit for Apple, this time not from Amazon the US government, but from its very own:Read more »

The Brits are going to be so mad when Karen Joy Fowler wins the Booker

Just kidding, Ali Smith’s been shortlisted twice before, which means she’s not just going to win this year, she’s going to win for another year a few books later. OrRead more »