Daily News from Poets & Writers

Liu Xiaobo Appeals Conviction, Kirkus Reviews Is Back, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.6.10

Liu Xiaobo appeals his eleven-year prison sentence; literary agent Andrew Wylie signs Updike estate; Kirkus Reviews is back in business; Yeats and Freud are free online; and other news.

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The Kindle Killer, a Tolstoy Museum Reopens, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.5.10

Hearst previews its new Skiff e-reader; rumors of Apple's 'Kindle Killer' continue to gain momentum; Mediabistro launches GalleyCat Reviews; a Tolstoy museum reopens in Chechnya; and other news.

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Writers Rally for Liu Xiaobo, Orwell Birthplace to Be Restored, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.4.10

Poetry by Jorge Luis Borges is appearing in English for the first time; a new e-reading platform promises better aesthetics; Günter Grass’s Stasi files are the subject of an upcoming book; a Chinese author is suing Google for making her latest novel available online; and other news.

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NEH Grants to Fund Libraries, Apple Tablet Expected Next Month, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.30.09

The 2010 Riyadh Book Fair will feature an English-language display; new security restrictions mean printed books may be the best bet for in-flight entertainment; publishers say digital piracy is on the rise; how to get rid of books; and other news.

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E-books Outsell Print on Christmas, Seattle Named Most Literate City, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.29.09

FEMA will fund interim library services in flood-affected Iowa; Rhode Island’s largest independent newspaper is getting a new publisher; the number of original translations published in the United States dipped this year; a nonprofit is reopening four libraries in Oregon; and other news.

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China Sentences Writer to Eleven Years, Le Guin Leaves Authors Guild, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.28.09

Borders will close fewer Waldenbooks locations than previously announced; Carl Jung’s Red Book is an unlikely best-seller; Random House has made its English-language Kindle titles available internationally; a beloved Berkeley bookstore is back and bigger than before; and other news.

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