February 29, 2012

Day in Review


Katy Manning plagiarism scandal

9 Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs

Charlotte Bronte lost story to be published

Libraries opening … used bookstores?

15 unsuccessful adaptations of “unadaptable” books

Handwritten The Hobbit available for € 900.00 

Jackie Collins decides to self-publisher … revision of book she’s already published

Paypal tells Smashwords to remove erotica

When writers censor themselves

Uh-oh, time for Ruth Franklin to attack us again: New Vida stats out (and it looks bad for The New Republic)

Time to vote for the “Oddest Book Title of the Year”


Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House. Follow him on Twitter at @mobylives