Daily News from Poets & Writers

Kobo Partners with Internet Archive, New Yorker Preempts Fiction Issue, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.15.09

The country’s first carbon-positive library has opened; December is Cthulhu Month at Tor Books; the British Library and the BBC are partnering to build a massive digital archive; ‘tis the season for library dance parties; and other news.

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PEN Denounces Indictment of Chinese Critic, Random House Claims Backlist E-rights, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.14.09

Scotland’s version of the Book of Kells is going on public display; even the author of Fahrenheit 451 couldn’t keep a California library open; digital publisher Zinio is looking beyond dedicated e-readers; McSweeney’s newspaper edition is selling out in San Francisco; and other news.

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Kirkus Reviews Closing, Apple Tablet Expected by April, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.11.09

The world’s largest self-publishing firm has signed a deal with On Demand Books, makers of the Espresso Book Machine; former passengers on the “Word Express” will publish a host of collaborative projects next year; two more big publishers have announced e-book delays; and other news.

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Publishers to Delay E-books, Hachette UK Files Borders Lawsuit, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.10.09

A library in Washington State is experimenting with an unstaffed “express branch”; social networking site Goodreads has wrapped up a seven-figure fundraiser; a trio of new Brontë films is in the works, thanks to a certain exsanguinary franchise; and other news.

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Crown Group Splits, Publishers Announce Joint Digital Strategy, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.9.09

Nobel-winner Herta Müller has called for stronger criticism of China; a charity auction is offering the right to name characters in upcoming works; the owner of an LGBT landmark is going from selling books to writing them; a bad mood could make for good writing; and other news.

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PEN Calls for Release of Chinese Writers, Nook Delayed Again, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.8.09

Buyouts are on the table at the NYT; Amazon will make the Kindle friendlier for the visually impaired; a French library is digitizing its Stendhal manuscripts; the cause of Jane Austen’s death is under question; and other news.

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