Daily News from Poets & Writers

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

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

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

Daily News

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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Google Editions to Launch in 2010, LG Develops Solar-powered E-reader, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.14.09

Shakespeare’s oeuvre gets a little bigger; unpublished Vonnegut makes an appearance in Vanity Fair; Penguin China announces a new English-language list; a survey of international publishers says digital will overtake print in 2018; and other news.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Kicks Off, Aussie Groups Express Kindle Doubts, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

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Online Only, posted 10.13.09

Neil Gaiman collaborates with the crowd via Twitter; Pennsylvania libraries suffer cuts; Harvard will digitize its Chinese collection; a new report says book-buying is more popular in Britain than in the US; and other news.

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B&N E-reader Expected Soon, Google Addresses Book Search Critics, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.9.09

A famous trilogy is getting a sixth installment; Aussie industry groups are opposing new book import rules; filming of the latest García Márquez novel has been delayed by protests; B.C. literary organizations fight back after losing government funding; and other news.

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San Francisco Prepares for Litquake, Baltimore Reburies Poe, and More

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.8.09

English PEN says U.K. libel law puts free speech at risk; a three-day conference devoted to the Google settlement revision begins today in New York City; John Steinbeck has inspired a Chicago ballet; Canadians are still without a Kindle to call their own; and other news.

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