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Over Seven Million iPads Sold in Six Months, Tweeting Gone With the Wind, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.19.10

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:

An indie bookstore in New Zealand, inspired by the Harvard Book Store's same-day-delivery pledge, has taken to delivering books about town on a 1950s-era butcher's bicycle. (Stuff)

HTML Giant has launched a Literary Magazine Club (er, like a book club, but with a slightly different focus). The club's first selection will be the latest issue of New York Tyrant.

Editor & Publisher, a highly regarded industry publication having a tough year—the magazine briefly closed its doors in early 2010 before finding a new owner—has now replaced its entire editorial staff. (Jacket Copy)

Apple has sold nearly 7.5 million iPads since the U.S. launch in April. (Bookseller)

The Georgetown library reopened yesterday after being destroyed by a fire three years ago. (Washington Post)

Forty thousand people bought eighty thousand books a day at the fifteenth annual Texas Book Festival last week. (Dallas Morning News)

Novelist and conceptual poet Vanessa Place is tweeting the entirety of the novel Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. (via Harriet)

November is National Novel Writing Month, and Wired has a tutorial on how to write a novel in thirty days.

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