The Fault In Our Stars, by John Green, got a boost in popularity when it was made into a movie in 2014.

Drama leaps off the page and into the news

NEW YORK – Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real time.

A dispute about e-book revenue between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group led to Amazon removing buy buttons, cutting discounts and reducing orders for works ranging from J.K. Rowling’s latest detective thriller to J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories. The battle lasted for months.

Arts briefs

DAC Play Contest seeking submissions

The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and professional playwrights to submit works to its fourth annual 10-Minute Play Contest. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 13.

Submissions will be judged, and the top five will be performed in staged readings in the spring. The contest will culminate with the 10-Minute Play festival –featuring the finalists and winners staged in full productions – in the fall of 2015.

For contest guidelines, rules and a schedule, visit...

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