Daily News from Poets & Writers

Self-Publisher Partners With Popular iPhone Reader

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.15.09

Smashwords, the self-publishing company founded by Mark Coker last year in Los Gatos, California, recently announced an agreement with Lexcycle, the company that makes the popular Stanza e-book reader for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

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Pause the Podcast and Dial-a-Poem

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.14.09

As poets and publishers have taken advantage of technological advances to present poetry in a variety of new media, from podcasts to video poetry produced for the small screen, one writers organization is looking back to the telephone to spread the word.

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Treasures from New York City Indie Bookstore Donated to Library

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.13.09

An anonymous donor who paid $440,000 for a treasure trove of books and magazines from the Gotham Book Mart, an independent bookstore in New York City that was forced to close in 2007, has donated the collection to the University of Pennsylvania's Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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NEA Chairman: "The Dumbing Down of Our Culture Is Not Inevitable"

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Online Only, posted 1.12.09

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that reading in the United States is making a resurgence.

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Self-Publishing Giants ASI and Xlibris Unite

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.9.09

Self-publishing company Author Solutions, Inc., which operates four imprints including AuthorHouse and iUniverse, has acquired its competitor Xlibris for an undisclosed sum.

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Hemingway's Basement Archive Preserved and Digitized

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Online Only, posted 1.8.09

About half of the more than two thousand documents that had been moldering for decades in the basement of Ernest Hemingway's home outside Havana, Cuba, have been preserved and digitized and are now available to scholars.

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