Wednesday Morning LitLinks

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Quantas commissions flight-length books. (The Los Angeles Times)

Author, David Bezmozgis, diagrams how he works. (The Guardian)

John Warner on the writer/reader relationship in (The Chicago Tribune)

Amazon bought some licenses and will pay people to write fan fiction. (amazon.com)

… more on this from (The Bookseller)

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars bought the author-annotated version of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. (The Huffington Post)

A scheduled auction of a rare book collection draws some criticisms. (Fine Books Magazine)

You wouldn’t necessarily expect a New Releases list to include poetry by JRR Tolkein. (The Millions)

Penguin settles ebook lawsuit for $75 million. (Yahoo!News)

Notes on a book-purge, from (BookRiot)

“On this day in 1967 Langston Hughes died, aged sixty-five. Hughes was one of the most influential and respected of Black American voices in the middle decades of the century, writing prolifically in many genres, and almost exclusively on one theme. In a 1926 essay entitled ‘The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain,’ Hughes announced that theme this way:

We younger Negro artists now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If they aren’t, it doesn’t matter. We know we are beautiful. And ugly too… If colored people are pleased we are glad. If they are not, their displeasure doesn’t matter either….” (Today In Literature)

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