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A Pop-Up Indie Bookstore in Pittsburgh, Digitizing Line Breaks, and More

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Online Only, posted 3.28.11

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Publishers Weekly takes a long look at one of the major issues facing indie poetry publishers these days: digitizing line breaks. Could Bookmobile's Ampersand app, which is set to release this summer, be the answer everyone's looking for?

On the heals of her two-million-dollars-plus, four-book deal with St. Martin's, Amanda Hocking has sold the film rights to three of her self-published titles to Media Rights Capital, a heavy-weight Hollywood film financier and production company. (ArtsBeat)

The New York Times wonders whether O: The Oprah Magazine's April fashion photo shoot feauturing emerging poets can bridge "the chasm between the audience for poetry and the audience for O."

Apple's iPad 2 is selling out of stock all over the world. (All Things Digital)

Interest in e-books and e-readers has jumped significantly in Australia since the largest bookstore chain in the country entered administration (read: bankruptcy) in February. (Sydney Morning Herald)

An eighteenth-century house where William Wordsworth lived in the Lake District in England has been severely damaged by a fire. (Bloomberg)

The Asian American Writers' Workshop is hosting a benefit reading, featuring Ishle Yi Park and Suheir Hammad, for Japanese tsunami and earthquake disaster relief on April 3 in New York City.

A pop-up indie bookstore named Fleeting Pages will slide into one of the spaces left open by a failing Borders in Pittsburgh starting on April 30.

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