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Random House and Wylie Resolve E-book Dispute, Reading Around the World, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.25.10

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:

Random House and the Wylie Agency have released a joint statement ending their dispute over e-book rights for classic titles. The publisher announced that it now holds the rights to e-book editions of thirteen books that Wylie had begun publishing last month. As a result, Random House and Wylie have resumed normal business relations. (New York Times)

A new study of e-reader owners found that 40 percent read more than when they read print books. (Wall Street Journal)

E-books purchased in Apple's iBookstore may soon include iAds. "If you flip to page forty of Jonathan Lethem's Chronic City, you may be served an iAd instead of page forty-one." (CNET)

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who read his poems to a crowd of 42,000 people in Russia last week, will read his poems in their original Russian tonight in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. (Cape Cod Times

The only Yiddish bookstore in New York City is losing its home on East 21st Street. (New York Times)

The International Three-Day Novel Contest takes place in early September, and the Millions has some diary excerpts from one of last year's contestants.

After the recent recall of 450 million eggs potentially tainted with salmonella, the Christian Science Monitor has compiled "five books that help to place the egg recall in context."  

Check out these astonishing candid photos of people reading books in various corners of the world (Part 1 and Part 2). The photos were all taken by internationally renowned photographer Steve McCurry. (via Publishing Perspectives)

The Today show ran a segment on VQR and the recent suicide of Kevin Morrissey. (via Harriet)

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