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Writer Sherman Alexie last week issued a statement admitting he “has harmed” others, after rumors and allegations began to circulate about sexual harassment. Without providing details, Alexie said “there are women telling the truth,” and apologized to the people he has hurt. Now, some of those women have come forward to speak to NPR about their experiences with him.
Barnes & Noble is launching a nationwide book club in the spring. The Barnes & Noble Book Club will debut May 2, with Meg Wolitzer’s forthcoming novel The Female Persuasion its first title.
The club will be free, and open to all members of the public. They will take place at B&N’s 632 stores, starting at 6 p.m. local time, and be led by B&N’s booksellers.
Philip Pullman has called on publishers to stop damaging “the ecology of the book world” and start giving authors a fairer share of the money their books earn.
Speaking in his capacity as president of the Society of Authors, the His Dark Materials author hit out at the fact that while profit margins in publishing are rising, the money authors are paid is going down.