Borders CEO Resigns, Dictionaries Removed from Southern California Classrooms, and More


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 latest Internet rumor claims that Apple's tablet, which is set to be unveiled tomorrow, may come with a Barnes & Noble bookstore included (TechCrunch). The new e-reader may also give print media "a kind of time machine" to undo past mistakes, according to the New York Times. The Independent goes a step further, positing whether the digital device might actually "save the written word." 

The CEO of Borders Group resigned after one year in the post (Publishers Weekly).

Digital Book World, a conference exploring e-books, e-readers, and various developments in digital publishing, takes place over the next two days in New York.

Ingram Content Group laid off fifty-seven employees last week (Tennessean). 

After a parent complained over the definition of "oral sex," dictionaries have been removed from classrooms in Southern California schools (Guardian).

Acer plans to launch its own e-reader tablet computer later this year (Channel Insider).

Hachette UK plans to opt in to the Google Settlement, though the publisher stated in a letter to agents and authors "that the proposed settlement is still a weak compromise between Google and rights holders (Bookseller)."