Daily News from Poets & Writers

Google's Plan to Sell Digital Books Directly to Consumers

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.1.09

One of the big stories out of BookExpo America, the annual book publishing event held this past weekend at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, was Google's discussions with publishers about its plans for a new e-book program.

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Granta Editor Alex Clark Steps Down

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.29.09

Alex Clark, the first female editor of Granta, has left the magazine after only eight months in the position. In a statement released yesterday, the London-based quarterly announced that American editor John Freeman will immediately take the helm as acting editor. 

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President, First Lady to Continue Laura Bush's Book Festival

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.28.09

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will serve as honorary chairs of the National Book Festival on September 26, continuing the annual event launched by former first lady Laura Bush in 2001.

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Book: The Sequel to Be Published at BEA

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.27.09

A collaborative book-writing project launched in April by independent press Perseus Books will come to fruition this weekend at BookExpo America in New York City.

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Oxford Poetry Drama Continues: Padel Admits to Sending E-mails, Resigns

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.26.09

Ruth Padel, the poet chosen ten days ago to become the first female professor of poetry at Oxford University, resigned yesterday after admitting she alerted newspaper reporters to sexual harassment allegations against poet Derek Walcott, who subsequently dropped out of the race for the post.

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Budget Cuts Loom for the Southern Review, LSU Press

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.22.09

Officials at Louisiana State University (LSU) say funding cuts under consideration by the state legislature could threaten the survival of the Southern Review and LSU Press. The revered literary journal and the state’s only university-supported publishing house were among those singled out in the university's preliminary budget reduction proposal.

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