Daily News from Poets & Writers

Lulu Teams with weRead to Promote Self-Published Titles

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.8.08

Self-published authors looking to get the word out about their books are being offered a new online forum for promotion. Lulu, the self-publishing Web site and marketplace, has joined with social networking site weRead, which will allow the over six hundred thousand books published through Lulu to be featured in weRead's comprehensive library of all books in print.

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Imprisoned Writers Speak on Eve of Beijing Olympics

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.7.08

Tonight, just hours before the Olympic Games open in Beijing on Friday, PEN American Center will host “Bringing Down the Great Firewall of China: Silenced Writers Speak on the Eve of the Olympics,” an event to honor the work—and call once again for the release—of more than forty writers and journalists imprisoned by the Chinese government for expressing dissenting views.

 

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Fifty-Eight-Year-Old Lit Mag Wins Virginia Governor's Award

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.7.08

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The Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Virginians for the Arts Foundation recently announced that Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has won a prestigous Governor's Award for the Arts. 

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Rushdie Threatens Legal Action Over Former Bodyguard's Book

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.6.08

Salman Rushdie, no stranger to controversy, has found himself in the midst of a battle over words once again, this time concerning a memoir by Ron Evans, one of the author's former bodyguards, the Guardian reported. Evans, an officer of Scotland Yard's Special Branch, a London police division focused on matters of national security, was assigned to protect Rushdie after the fatwa was issued against him in 1989. More

Author Sells Shares of Royalties for Unfinished Novel

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.5.08

Tao Lin, the author of two poetry collections, a novel, and a story collection, last Thursday posted a rather unusual offer on his blog. For two thousand dollars, readers can purchase a 10-percent share of the royalties, including all U.S. serial, reprint, textbook, and film royalties, for his unfinished novel, which is tentatively scheduled for publication next year by Melville House, an independent press in Brooklyn, New York.

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Amazon Acquires AbeBooks

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.4.08

Amazon announced on Friday its plans to acquire AbeBooks, the Canada-based online marketplace showcasing the wares of over thirteen thousand booksellers specializing in used, rare, and out-of-print books.

 

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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