Daily News from Poets & Writers

Poet Lucille Clifton Dies, Google Prepares to Make Concessions to Publishers, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.16.10

Honored poet Lucille Clifton dies at the age of seventy-three after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses; Google may be prepared to make major concessions to book publishers; iBook store titles will come with digital handcuffs; NPR's Three Minute Fiction contest begins; and other news.

More

German Author Pushes Plagiarism Boundaries, Iran Blocks Goodreads, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.12.10

Freedom of expression is under seige in Iran; a young German author pushes the boundaries of plagiarism; England's only gay bookstore is in major financial trouble; revealing letters from Salinger are on display; and other news.

More

Kirkus Reviews Sold, Scribd Goes Mobile, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.10

The owner of the Indiana Pacers has bought Kirkus Reviews; scholars discover the diary that inspired Faulkner; Scribd is planning a mobile application; a British columnist suggests that an era in American literature is coming to a close; and other news.

More

The Three Musketeers Was Ghostwritten, the Year of the Werewolf, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.10.10

Werewolves may usurp vampires as the latest trend in commercial books; Alexandre Dumas may not have written The Three Musketeers; Google files an appeal against an order stopping them from digitizing French books; a Ukrainian writer predicts real-world political events in his novels; and other news.

 

More

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

by Staff

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.

More

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

by Staff

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.

More