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Modeling for Seven Hundred Jane Austen Fans, Thirteen-Dollar E-Reader, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.11.12

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:

The Authors Guild lawsuit against Google took a blow—a New York judge ruled that libraries that offered books for scanning are protected by copyright's fair use doctrine. (Ars Technica)

In light of this morning's announcement that Mo Yan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature, the New Yorker revisits the late John Updike's take on the Chinese novelist.

And with international authors in the news, the Atlantic Wire offers a skewed map of the world—based on book publishing.

Carolyn Kellogg has the skinny on Amazon's new feature: Author Rank. (Los Angeles Times)

The film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey has been assigned a screenwriter, and it's not Bret Easton Ellis. (New York Observer)

Txtr, an electronics company in Germany, has unveiled a new e-reader called the Beagle, with a price tag of thirteen dollars. (Huffington Post)

Sarah Marian Seltzer describes the experience of modeling for seven hundred Jane Austen enthusiasts at the recent Jane Austen Society gathering in New York City. (Hairpin)

With Halloween approaching, GalleyCat rounded up a selection of favorite literary costumes.

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

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November/December 2014

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


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