»

| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

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

Daily News

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.

Reader Comments

City Guide

by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

Upcoming Events
Poetry
Reading/Panel/Performance
Thankful Baptist Church
October 25, 2014 (All day)
Poetry
Reading/Panel/Performance
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
October 25, 2014 - 9:00am
Poetry
Reading
Gibson’s Bookstore
October 25, 2014 - 11:00am
Poetry
Workshop
San Diego Writer's Ink
October 25, 2014 - 12:30pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction
Workshop
Scarritt Bennett Center
October 25, 2014 - 1:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
Residency
West Cork, Ireland
Residency
Riga, Latvia
Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
University of Evansville
American Library Association
Magazine Articles

by Mira Ptacin

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.

 

by Staff

Politics & Prose replaces Barnes & Noble as official National Book Festival bookseller; new Berryman volume and reissues released; Carlos Lozada named nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post; and other news.

Directory of Writers
Poet
Baltimore, MD
Poet
Poet, Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer
CHATTANOOGA, TN

Subscribe to P&W Magazine | Donate Now | Advertise | Sign up for E-Newsletter | Help | About Us | Contact Us | View Mobile Site

© Copyright Poets & Writers 2014. All Rights Reserved