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  • Wizeo: Literary Crowdgiving Platform Gears Up

    The latest literary-oriented startup to join Boston’s Innovation District combines video chats by authors and other leaders, or “wizzes,” for a cause.

  • Organization Wants to Lure Writers to Detroit

    Detroit-based literary organization Write-A-House wants to lure writers to the Motor City by deeding them homes after a two-year residency. The organization just launched an Indiegogo campaign to renovate the first house intended for occupancy.

  • Togather Inks Partnership Deal with B&N College, a “fansourcing site” designed to make event planning more predictable and easier to promote, is partnering with B&N College Stores to provide store managers a turnkey platform for organizing in-store events.

  • Amazon Announces Daily Holiday Promo

    Amazon announced its second annual 12 Days of Deals for books, a holiday promotion that offers deep discounts on popular and bestselling titles.

  • HC, American, and Hudson Team for Holiday Promo

    Between December 1 and January 1, HarperCollins will provide American Airlines customers a selection of HarperCollins e-books, and Hudson Booksellers will offer a discount on print titles.

  • Wattpad, Harlequin Sponsor ‘New Adult’ Writing Contest

    Wattpad, an online writing community, is teaming up with Harlequin to represent the New Adult category as a cosponsor of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write Contest.

  • Wattpad, Diversion Books Launch a Mia Thompson Book Club

    Online writing community Wattpad is teaming up with Diversion Books, the e-publishing platform launched by literary agent Scott Waxman, to host a book club focused on Diversion author Mia Thompson’s thriller Stalking Sapphire, published earlier this year.

  • Sourcebooks, Wattpad Team Up To Launch YA Authors

    Wattpad is entering into a multifaceted partnership with Sourcebooks to both publish Wattpad writers through the Sourcebooks Fire YA imprint and market Sourcebook authors on the online writing community.

  • BookMachine Kicks Off Launch with Global Publishing Event

    BookMachine, a U.K.-based social media-driven publishing skills exchange, is kicking off the launch of its online platform,, with a Global Publishing Event that will be held simultaneously in six cities on September 25.

  • Red 14 Films Launches Kickstarter Campaign

    A film company specializing in book trailers launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a new batch literary shorts.

  • Chicago Sun-Times Drops Regular Book Coverage

    As of July 14, The Chicago Sun-Times is dropping its regular book coverage. In contrast, the Chicago Tribune has stepped up its literary coverage in the past year, with its stand-alone Printers Row Journal.

  • African American Book Sites Launch Quarterly Bestseller List

    Three Web sites focused on books by and about African-Americans—,, and—have launched the Power List, a national bestseller list focused on books read by African-Americans.

  • Amazon's Goodreads Purchase Draws Raves, Pans on Twitter

    Goodreads members and the book community on Twitter responded vociferously to the acquisition of Goodreads by, offering both sober analysis and an outpouring of mordant, gloomy wit about the future of the social reading site.

  • Delilah Launches Book Club

    Famed radio personality Delilah is starting a book club. The radio host, who anchors a nightly syndicated song request program, will launch the new club with Kristin Hannah's Home Front.

  • Book Publicist Coordinates Sandy Relief on Jersey Shore

    Independent book publicist Kathleen Matthews Schmidt is using her publicity skills and publishing industry contacts to help the victims of Superstorm Sandy who live on the Jersey Shore.

  • Publisher Coordinates Grassroots Efforts on Staten Island

    Bywater Books publisher Michele Karlsberg is putting her skills as a book publicist to good use this week, coordinating relief efforts on Staten Island.

  • 'Publishers Weekly' to Add Canadian Adult Reviews

    Publishers Weekly is adding reviews of Canadian adult books to its weekly prepublication review coverage of U.S. titles. Leigh Anne Williams has been named Canadian Adult Reviews Editor, reviewing general fiction and nonfiction.

  • Avon Launches A Facebook Romance Excerpt App, DRM-Free Titles

    Avon Books is launching, a free Facebook app that targets the romance reader, offering an extensive list of sample excerpts from Avon romance e-books offered at up to a 20% discount.

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