The latest issue of Northwest-centric literary magazine Moss has been released, and you can read it for free! It features a poem by Nikkita Oliver and fiction by Heather Jacobs.
But if you have a little money kicking around, you should support the third print collection of Moss on Patreon, because they do excellent work and they pay their contributors.
You have likely already heard that Lindy West's memoir Shrill is being adapted into a comedy series at Hulu, and it will star the delightful Saturday Night Live star Aidy Bryant. Hopefully, the plot will center on Lindy's time working at an alternative weekly, because I've always thought an alt-weekly would be an interesting setting for a sitcom.
Spooky Girlfriend Press is raising funds to publish their second title, The Sexiest Man Alive. Sexiest is written by Seattle author Amber Nelson, who you might know best for the publishing company she ran for many years, alice blue. Nelson has fantastic taste in literature, and she's a great writer. So if you can, support the publication of the book. Think of it as a pre-order.
Wow: Sales of "traditionally published e-books" fell by 10 percent in 2017. I guess if you're waiting for e-books to make physical books obsolete, you're going to be waiting for a few more years.
Here's a silly waste of time that's kind of fun: Google has a search-engine-y kind of deal in which you can talk to books. It's called, fittingly, "Talk to Books." Here's their brief explanation for how it works:
In Talk to Books, when you type in a question or a statement, the model looks at every sentence in over 100,000 books to find the responses that would most likely come next in a conversation. The response sentence is shown in bold, along with some of the text that appeared next to the sentence for context.