Daily News from Poets & Writers

JFK Library Acquires Hemingway Papers, Authors Make Forbes “Dead Celebs” List, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.30.09

Eggers’s Katrina tale will become a cartoon; China’s official state newspaper has accused Google of censorship; Emily Dickinson’s house has been closed after ceiling worries; Lord Byron’s unpublished letters have set an auction record; and other news.

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Macmillan Cuts E-book Royalties, Munro Reveals Cancer Fight, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.29.09

Authors and editors took part in a spelling-bee this week to raise money for the CLMP; Britain’s independent bookstores may be doing better than reported, but some are concerned about the threat posed by new business taxes; echoing Amazon, B&N has declared its e-reader a best-seller, too; and other news.

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Rubin to Lead Henry Holt, Walt Whitman Sells Jeans, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.28.09

A literary scavenger hunt is underway in the Twin Cities; a French minister wants the EU to formulate a collective response to Google and its ilk; “Twitterfiction” is winning fans and detractors; Augusten Burroughs has more TV adaptations in the works; and other news.

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Foldable E-readers Expected Next, Bad Fiction Contest Wraps Up, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.27.09

One small press is winning praise while another is giving books away; Asus is looking to undercut competitors with a budget e-reader; Aussie publishers are planning their own e-book distribution system; Pennsylvania libraries are still suffering; Portland’s biggest daily is getting a new publisher; and other news.

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Google Critics Seek Greater Leeway, Amazon Is Its Own Best-Seller, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.26.09

B&N and Adobe are pushing for e-book standardization; an overdue U.K. library study now has a November deadline; Canada’s stimulus plans include library expansion; Anne of Green Gables returns officially and unofficially; Mexico spent decades snooping on García Márquez; and other news.

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ABA Calls for Pricing Investigation, Boston’s First Book Festival Begins, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.23.09

Former head of PEN Canada John Ralston Saul has been elected president of International PEN; Amazon has unveiled a Kindle app for PC users; a TV channel has enlisted a cadre of (deceased) literary greats to present the news; independent Indian publishers are banding together; and other news.

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