All Is Full Of Love (Heh Heh)

News round-up for week ending February 9, 2014.
February 9, 2014

Simon & Schuster launched a site called 250 Words, “a site that aims to become ‘a hub for intelligent business thinking, with a focus on books,'” and why it will bomb. (via Betabeat)

Tavi Gevinson lands a two-book deal with Razorbill! We’re already looking forward to Rookie Yearbook 3 and Rookie Yearbook 4. (via Galleycat)

This one’s great. Benjamin Svetkey, author of Leading Man and a celebrity writer, pens a NYT’s “Modern Love” essay on how Hollywood had warped his brain. (via NYTimes)

A scientific approach to knowing what is funny and the mechanics of successful comedy writing. (via NYTimes)

Jay Baruchel has been cast as the lead in Simon Rich’s pilot The Last Girlfriend on Earth, based on Rich’s book of short stories of the same name. (via Splitsider)