Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today:
It's official:Fifty Shades of Greyauthor E.L. James has confirmed it:Jamie Dornan is the new Christian Grey. She tweeted: "Stow your twitchy palms ladies...our man is here. Welcome to #TeamFifty @JamieDornan1." He's replacing Charlie Hunnam, who dropped out of the project earlier this month.
Mean boys:Rosalind Wiseman, the woman who wrote the non-fiction study on teenage girls that was adapted into the movieMean Girls, talks to USA TODAY's Greg Toppo about her newest, a book on teen boys calledMasterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World.
Short stories:Newly minted Nobel winner Alice Munro is one of ten esteemed authors whose works are highlighted inPublishers Weekly's list of10 best short story collections, selected by author Carolyn Cooke.
Uncensored:The Tuscon, Ariz. school district islifting its banon seven Mexican American Studies books that had been outlawed when an Arizona law was passed in 2010 that banned "classes that promote resentment toward a race or class of people." Meanwhile,Iran's culture ministerhas promised that "books subjected to censorship or denied permission to be published in the past will be reviewed again."
Amazon shake-ups:Larry Kirschbaum isstepping downfrom his job as publisher of Amazon Publishing's adult and children's businesses. Amazon Publishing has faced challenges competing against traditional publishers, and many stores refuse to sell its books.Daphne Durham, editor-in-chief of Amazon's adult trade publishing, will replace Kirschbaum when he leaves in January,Publishers Weeklyreports.