Daily News from Poets & Writers

Barnes & Noble Stocks Up on Nooks, Beer and Book Clubs Don't Mix, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.9.10

Barnes & Noble stocks up on Nooks; publishers sit down at Google's bargaining table with some newfound confidence; forensic experts trace bloodstain to nineteenth-century poet; literary bloggers and readers are offended by Bud Light commercial; and other news.

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The Authors Guild Launches Amazon Tracking Site, the New War Literature, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.8.10

Major British publishers plan to follow Macmillan's lead in e-book pricing; the Authors Guild launches a Web site tracking buy buttons on Amazon; the new war literature is like the old war literature; a major international literary prize gets scrapped; and other news.

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Hachette to Join Macmillan, Justice Department Criticizes Google Settlement, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.5.10

Dates have been announced for the 2010 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival; Hachette announces plans to join Macmillan in e-book pricing; the Justice Deparment files a brief criticizing the Google Books Settlement; indie bookstores in the U.K. are closing at an astonishing rate; and other news. 

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Brooklyn Appoints New Poet Laureate, Oddest Book Title of the Year Entries, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.4.10

Authors take action in Macmillan's fight against Amazon over e-book pricing; Brooklyn, New York, appoints a new poet laureate; Borders' largest shareholder talks about a possible future merger with Barnes & Noble; a British writer combines quantum mechanics and sheep to create poetry; and other news.

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Literary Adaptations Score Oscar Nominations, HarperCollins to Follow Macmillan, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.3.10

Six libraries in Phoenix face closure due to budget cuts; Stanford University signs an agreement with Google; several literary adaptations receive Academy Award nominations; TankBooks puts classic titles into cigarette packs; and other news.

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Literary Salons Return to Baghdad, Books a Priority Despite Sluggish Economy, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.2.10

President Obama proposes funding freezes for the NEA and libraries; an investor seeks to become Barnes & Noble's new largest shareholder; agents and authors respond to the Amazon-McMillan dispute over e-book pricing; literary salons return to Baghdad for the first time in decades; and other news.

 

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