Daily News from Poets & Writers

NBCC Releases Results of 2007 Ethics Survey

by Staff

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

by Staff

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

by Staff

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

by Staff

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

by Staff

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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Seventeen Writers Sign Call for Action In Darfur, Zimbabwe

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.5.07

Seventeen writers, including Nobel laureates Nadine Gordimer of South Africa, Günter Grass of Germany, and Wole Soyinka of Nigeria, recently signed an open letter criticizing African and European leaders for failing to prioritize the crises in Darfur and Zimbabwe...

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Current Issue

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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