- Stan Lee stands by more diverse casting in graphic novel adaptations.
- Kobo launches Twitter account for deals and discounts and extends deal with American Booksellers Association despite falling ebook sales.
- U.S. true-crime author Ann Rule dies at 83.
- Editors of Lena Dunham’s new e-newsletter, Lenny, to share book recommendations.
- Dear publishers: teens won’t engage with your niche website.
- U.K. publisher Tramp Press finds its authors are almost exclusively influenced by male writers.
- France wins first Harry Potter–inspired European Quidditch Games.
- Game of Thrones actors discouraged from reading George R.R. Martin books.