Daily News from Poets & Writers

NEA Chair on National Tour, Google Makes New Enemies Overseas, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.22.09

Hewlett-Packard is getting serious about print-on-demand; an Orange County school district is considering an Angelou book ban; Jack Kerouac is the subject of a new documentary with a star-studded soundtrack; don’t mess with Paul Zukofsky’s intellectual property; and other news.

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EU Copyright Laws Under Review, Sendak Addresses “Wild Things” Critics, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.21.09

The “Written in California” reading series gets underway this week in Pasadena; an Ohio law is being challenged on free expression grounds; Philip Roth made a surprise appearance during a tour named in his honor; the Frankfurt Book Fair official at the center of the Chinese dissident controversy has been fired; and other news.

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Internet Archive Unveils BookServer Project, ALA Criticizes Patriot Act Renewal, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.20.09

The B&N “Kindle-killer” is due on Tuesday; Turkey is hoping to boost the Istanbul Book Fair; NYU aims for the first all-digital academic library; private publishers are “legal” in China (but the state still controls ISBN numbers); and other news.

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Plastic Logic Releases E-reader Details, Euro Publishers Want Out of Google Deal, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.19.09

Frankfurt debates deepen trans-Atlantic copyright rifts; Penguin Canada is reshuffled with a series of promotions; Kinky Friedman runs for governor (again); Yann Martel’s two-man book club begets a book; and other news.

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Mandela Diaries Snapped Up at Frankfurt, Naked Girls Reading, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.16.09

A CEO is named for the new Penguin International subsidiary; Columbia and Cornell announce a joint library project; the Kiwi canon gets digitized; Barnes & Noble will shutter its B. Dalton stores; Britain’s Society of Authors says e-book royalties are too small; and other news.

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B&N “Athena” Device Expected Next Week, Dracula Returns, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.15.09

A German company is launching an “open-source” e-reader; Random House will release a graphic novel coauthored by Michael Jackson; a Scottish MEP is fighting to keep a famous dictionary from leaving home; a church plans a Halloween book-burning; and other news.

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