- Looking for an entry-level writing gig? Meet some fortune-cookie message writers (The Guardian).
- Gabriel García Márquez was allegedly a fan of soap operas, and even wrote one himself (Open Culture).
- Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lindgren’s Second World War journals are now being published (GalleyCat).
- U.K. book chain Waterstones joins others in the book industry helping to raise money for Syrian refugees (Waterstones).
- In mobile news: Jane Austen Centre launches app with daily dose of Austen quotes (LA Times), and popular smartphone game Candy Crush to become book series (Licensing.biz).
- Banned Books Week: is it still relevant? (Publishing Perspectives).