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Fifty Shades

Thursday News: New SF imprint, convicted murderer wins writing contest, Peter Pan proposal, funny book PSA, and new Sylvia Day series sells for eight figures

Thursday News: New SF imprint, convicted murderer wins writing contest, Peter...

“Weinman says that she was drawn to his story after receiving a galley copy of the book and noticing that Hunt’s bio said he “is currently serving a life sentence.” In an email to NPR, she writes, ‘I knew there had to be so much more to the story.’ Asked about the ethics of Hunt profiting from his writing, Weinman says that, ‘I thought about the ethical issues a lot while reporting out the piece, and I don’t believe there are easy answers — nor should there be.’” NPR

“Ms. Day, in a telephone interview, rejected the suggestion that her success was primarily attributable to the enormous sales of “Fifty Shades” and the widespread interest in romance in 2012. ‘The majority of readers say that they don’t believe they’re reading romance novels,’ she said of her books. ‘For them it’s just a story.’” New York Times

Wednesday News: Apple’s ongoing legal fight; YA/kidlit authors recite their own reviews; cool US libraries; Fifty Shades as bait; and a fun dialect quiz

Wednesday News: Apple’s ongoing legal fight; YA/kidlit authors recite their own...

“‘In my 20 years of doing oversight work,’ Bromwich noted in one footnote, ‘I have never before had the entity over which I was exercising oversight unilaterally dictate who could be interviewed, even in those instances in which I have dealt with very sensitive matters.’” The New Yorker