Remainders

  • Jonathan Karp’s new Warner imprint will publish only twelve books a year. “I’m going to personally edit every book,” Karp says.
  • The editor of Webster’s New World College Dictionary argues that words used in the fiction of William Boyd and Julian Barnes are more worthy of inclusion in the dictionary than “to Google.”
  • Tom Kealey, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and a graduate of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, writes to say that he’s set up a blog to provide information and answer questions about MFA programs.
  • Everybody else has already mentioned all the press coverage of Amazon’s new plan to sell short stories from authors like Danielle Steele and Tama Janowitz for $.49 each. I wonder: if Amazon decided to sell shit on a popsicle stick through its website, would we all feel compelled to mention it?

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