Michelle Obamaâ€™s memoir Becoming sold more than 725,000 units on November 13, the day of its release. This is the biggest release-day sales total for any book published in the US in 2018.
Ann Powers, the author of Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, is working on a book about Joni Mitchell, title TBD.
The Pulitzer board has announced that fiction writer Junot Diaz will remain one of its members. A law firm recently reviewed allegations of Diazâ€™s sexual misconduct, and â€śdid not find evidence warranting removalâ€ť from the board.
Authr Harry Bingham says thereâ€™s a problem with the argument that thereâ€™s been a decline in sales for works of fiction: it doesnâ€™t consider self-published books. Bingham, who himself has self-published novels, looks new approaches in publishing, particularly on Amazon, and argues that fiction is â€śdoing just fine.â€ť