++ According to the Guardian, author Chinua Achebe allegedly declined an offer from rapper-actor 50 Cent of $1 million to use the title Things Fall Apart for his upcoming football movie. The reports claim that 50 Cent was forced to change the title — which Achebe originally took from the William Butler Yeats poem “The Second Coming” — to All Things Fall Apart.
++ Little, Brown has announced in a press release that it will publish Truth and Consequences: Life Inside the Madoff Family by Laurie Sandell. Sandell has conducted extensive interviews with Andrew Madoff, Ruth Madoff, and Catherine Hooper, among others. The book will be released Oct. 31.
++ The “amplified edition” of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is coming to the iPad. All you tech-savvy Objectivists will get all kinds of extras.
++ On its final day, the Borders store in the Time Warner Center became an island of misfit books. The Awl rounded up the 33 best books left behind.