- Melville House’s Alex Shephard continues to write some of the best commentary on the dispute between Amazon and Hachette.
- Everyone’s wondering why Paul Ryan’s book is getting special treatment from Amazon.
- You should definitely check out Anisse Gross’ interview with Thomas Page McBee about his new memoir and what it means to be man.
- Roxane Gay will be heading The Toast’s new spinoff The Butter. They’ll be paying all their writers, and Roxane’ll be taking submissions starting 10/15.
- In other Toast related news, Molly Ortberg wants you to know that they are, in fact, business, and yes, they make money.
- US authors aren’t the only ones finding themselves in the middle of Amazon/Hachette dispute. Canadian author have also been caught in the crossfire.
- In author gossip, Nicholas Sparks is facing accusations of racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism in a lawsuit filed by the former headmaster of the private Christian school he founded.
- There’s a lot of intrigue in this story about foundering romance ebook publisher Ellora’s Cave and whether Amazon is ultimately behind their troubles.
- Confirming an earlier report by WSJ, the Authors Guild say they met with the DoJ to urge officials to open an investigation into “Amazon’s anticompetitive conduct.” The meeting follows a white paper written by the Guild on the same subject.