January 20, 2012
Talk of the Nation interviews author Elmore Leonard about writing fiction and television scripts.
Flavorwire lists 15 of the greatest literary mustaches.
"We don't tend to write about disease in fiction - not just teen novels but all American novels - because it doesn't fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic," he says. "There is room only for sacrifice, heroism, war, politics and family struggle. I really wanted to write a little epic - the truth about how all our lives are circumscribed by disease."
The Wall Street Journal notes the new crop of digital books featuring multimedia extras.
Enhanced e-books—which have multimedia features such as audio, video, pop-up graphics, 3-D images and animation—are being touted as the next frontier in the digital-books landscape. The explosive growth of e-book sales, coupled with the rapid adoption of iPads, Nook Tablets and Kindle Fires, has prompted publishers to experiment with new types of interactive books. Many in the industry will be watching closely to see whether "Chopsticks" becomes a literary trailblazer that ushers in a new species of e-book, or a cautionary tale of an elaborate flop.
Amazon MP3 has 1,000 digital albums on sale for $5.
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