Daily News from Poets & Writers

Unemployment Rate Among Writers Hit 6.6 Percent in 2008

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.5.09

The National Endowment for the Arts released a new study yesterday that shows the unemployment rate among the nation's working artists, including writers, hit 6 percent in the final quarter of 2008. The unemployment rate for writers and authors alone is slightly higher: 6.6 percent.

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Amazon Releases Kindle Application for iPhone and iPod

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.4.09

Starting today, owners of iPhone and iPod Touch can download a version of the Amazon Kindle e-book reader from Apple’s App Store.

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Montclair Offers to Host Dodge Poetry Festival

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.3.09

The township of Montclair, New Jersey, recently offered to host the financially beleagured Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial event sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Foundation. The festival, which was founded in 1986 in Waterloo Village, New Jersey, and moved to Hillsborough, New Jersey, in 2003, was suspended earlier this year.

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Amazon Tweaks Text-to-Speech System for Kindle 2

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.2.09

Amazon announced on Friday that the text-to-speech feature on its recently released e-book reader, Kindle 2, would not be routinely enabled for all titles.

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Twitter Shuts Down Angelou Impostor

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.27.09

The Twitter user claiming to be Maya Angelou has come clean as an impostor.

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Richard Nash to Leave Soft Skull, Counterpoint

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.26.09

Richard Nash announced yesterday that he will be stepping down as editorial director of Soft Skull Press and executive editor of Counterpoint on March 10. In a press release, Counterpoint publisher Charlie Winton, who bought the financially struggling Soft Skull about eighteen months ago, indicated that the company will continue to publish the Soft Skull imprint as well as maintain its editorial office in New York City.

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