Daily News from Poets & Writers

Pilot by Jonathan Ames to Air on Cable Network

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.17.07

Novelist and creative nonfiction writer Jonathan Ames is no stranger to television—he is a recurring guest on The Late Show With David Letterman—but on Tuesday, Showtime will air the author's long-awaited pilot, "What's Not to Love," based on his essay collection of the same title, published by Crown in 2000.

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NBCC Releases Results of 2007 Ethics Survey

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.14.07

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) recently released the results of its 2007 Ethics of Book Reviewing survey, a follow-up to a similar survey conducted twenty years ago. Three hundred and sixty-four reviewers, most of whom are NBCC members, weighed in on thirty-three topics such as who should be reviewing books and what books should be considered for review, addressing issues of favoritism, honesty, and relationships between reviewers and publishers. More

Portzline Cancels Next Year's Why Indie Bookstores Matter Tour

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.12.07

Larry Portzline, the founder of the grassroots movement Bookstore Tourism who earlier this year announced his plans for a ten-week trip to visit independent bookstores across the country in early 2008, recently decided to call off all activities associated with indie bookstores.

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President of Independent Bookstore Steps Down in Wake of Changes

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.11.07

Andy Ross recently resigned from his post as president of the independent bookseller Cody’s Books, based in Berkeley, California. Ross said that he told his staff, "We have gone through so many changes that I'm tired out," the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

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Dictionary Editors, Readers Pick Best Words of the Year

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.10.07

'Tis the season for year-end "Best of" lists—as evidenced most recently by the New York Times Book Review, which published its list of "Ten Best Books of 2007" in last weekend's issue—and a couple of dictionaries are getting in on the action.

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Maya Angelou Nominated for Grammy Award in Spoken Word

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.7.07

The Recording Academy announced yesterday the 50th annual Grammy Awards nominees for Best Spoken Word Album.

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