The Hobbit movie will contain an elf character not found in the original book, to be played by Evangeline Lilly.
The first self-published author to sell a million e-books is one John Locke (not to be confused with the philosopher).
Says Jim Shepard of his ominously named story collection You Think That’s Bad: “It does seem to embody some of the characters’ worldviews … [It’s like saying,] ‘Wait until you see what’s coming.’”
In order to compete against online retailers, independent bookstores may have to start charging for their events. Ann Patchett is concerned: “I wouldn’t want the people who have no idea who I am and have nothing else to do on a Wednesday night shut out. Those are your readers.”