In response to Johnny Depp's new line of books, Laura Miller asks: Are boutique publishing imprints for celebrities going to be the literary equivalent of endorsing a fragrance?

After accepting her second Booker Prize on Tuesday, Hilary Mantel announced that her novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are not only serving as the inspiration for a six-part BBC series, but are also being adapted for the stage.

Chuck Wendig offers some tips about how “not to suck” at a writers’ conference.

Along with the thousands of publishers, writers, and literary agents that turned up for last week’s Frankfurt Book Fair were the electronics giants: Amazon, Sony, Samsung, and Nintendo. Says Deenah Vollmer at Page Turner: “The book publishers are doing digital products and the video-game makers are doing books. This is the awkward adolescence of interactive media. The book is in transition.”

Spas + book clubs = perfect New York Times Style section piece. (And if you don’t get why, read this).

“You should totally say hello to your favorite writers... but seriously, don’t be a fuckin’ weirdo about it.” Chuck Wendig offers some tips about how “not to suck” at a writers’ conference.

Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei guest-edits the October issue of the New Statesman.

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