Michiko generally likes THE BOOK OF OTHER PEOPLE, the charity anthology edited by Zadie Smith.

Patrick Anderson takes a mixed view of Joseph Weisberg’s AN ORDINARY SPY.

Roger Pulvers dissects the Japanese book industry
in the Japan Times.

In a bit of a shocker, Raincoast Books is giving up domestic publishing and distribution. They’ll still distribute the Harry Potter volumes, because that actually makes them some money.

Will Redroom become the go-to place for readers to connect to writers? Its founder, Ivory Madison, certainly hopes so.

At Bookslut, Clayton Moore chats with Tom Cain on the eve of the US publication of THE ACCIDENT MAN.

The Austin-American Statesman enjoys a new anthology of Texas-based crime fiction.

Is romance writer Cassie Edwards a plagiarist? The ladies of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books have awfully compelling evidence to that effect.

And finally, Teller directing a production of Macbeth? Now this I have to see.