»

| Give a Gift |

  • Digital Edition

Oprah May Launch a New Book Club, iBookstore Coming to iPhone, and More

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.09.10

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:

Since the iPad launched on Saturday, over 450,000 iPads have been sold along with 600,000 iBooks, according to Steve Jobs. (Mashable) In related news, Apple announced that the iBookstore will soon be coming to the iPhone. (Forbes

Yan Martel, whose third novel, Beatrice and Virgil, is being published this month by Spiegel & Grau, received a nice note from President Obama about how much he and his daughter liked his 2001 novel, Life of Pi. (Winnipeg Free Press)

The Chinese media is currently restricted from writing anything about Google, which is bad news for one author who was planning to promote his book about the company on a Chinese book tour next month. (Telegraph)

Oprah Winfrey may launch a book club program on her new television network, OWN. (Wall Street Journal)

Digitimes is reporting that Apple is expected to launch a smaller version of the iPad early next year. (Er, isn't that already called an iPod Touch?)

A bunch of "saucy chapbooks" from the eighteenth century were recently discovered in the library of an old British farming family. (Guardian

Newsweek wonders if the Library of America is about to jump the shark. 

Wired shows you how to start your own e-book factory for about twenty bucks. 

Are you sure you're ready to publish that novel? (National Post)

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
University of Chicago - Logan Center, Seminar Terrace 801
October 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Panel
The New School's Orozco Room
October 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
Poetry
Reading
The Poetry Foundation
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Panel/Talk
City Lights Bookstore
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Workshop/Performance
Poet's House
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conferences & Residencies
Residency
West Cork, Ireland
Residency
Riga, Latvia
Conference
Charlotte, North Carolina
Writing Contests
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
Charlottesville, VA
Poet
Brooklyn, NY
Poet
Raleigh, NC

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