Daily News from Poets & Writers

Hearst Plans Digital Platform, No Sony Readers for Indies, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.4.09

Plastic Logic has added a bundle of science and tech periodicals to its digital offerings; public outcry in California has led to the limited reopening of two library locations; library cuts are looming in the U.K.; the late Frank McCourt has been honored by Congress; and other news.

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Amazon Motion Fails, Record Expected at Poe Auction, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.3.09

The manuscript of A Christmas Carol is at the Morgan in NYC, and online for the first time via the NYT; hard times continue for independent booksellers; the 2010 Canada Reads list has been unveiled; publishing exec Philip Turner is launching a new imprint; Hachette has restructured its Headline brand; and other news.

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Nook Injunction Denied, DailyLit Goes Free, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.2.09

Google is allowing newspapers and other media sites to limit free access; culture ministers in the EU want a coordinated alternative to private-sector digitization schemes; the rise in e-reader sales is expected to spur a piracy boom; one of Britain’s classic red phone boxes has been reborn as a lending library; and other news.

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Hachette Sets Green Targets, Kindle Sales Climb, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 12.1.09

Officials are assessing damages after a fire ripped through a New Jersey public library; a literary landmark in Seattle is facing a choice between relocation and closure; a Massachusetts bookstore marked Black Friday by raising prices; Bloomberg Press is closing its doors; and other news.

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China Backs Copyright Complaints, To Hell With Books, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.30.09

High demand is keeping the Nook out of stores for another week; a major literary center will open next year at Melbourne’s State Library; one of the United Arab Emirates has an ambitious plan to hand out free books; the cash-strapped Washington Post is experimenting with an online bookstore; and other news.

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Borders UK Going Under, Sedaris on Vinyl, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.25.09

Amazon has treated the six-inch Kindle to a pre-holiday upgrade; a book once owned by the girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland is going up for auction; “tweets” need no longer be lost to posterity, thanks to a new publisher; potential customers will soon get an in-store look at the Nook, B&N promises; and other news.

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