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Friday News: Google’s Book Project is fair use; Derek Jeter turns...

The publishing imprint will include nonfiction books for adults, like biographies and titles on business and lifestyle; children’s picture books; middle-grade fiction; and books for young children who are just learning to read. Jeter suggested the book enterprise might lead to other ways of presenting content, like films or television.

“Two Belgian university professors decided to apply their knowledge of toxicology screenings to the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library. Each book underwent bacteriology and toxicology tests, and the findings reveal that library books are even more germ-covered than you expected. While the experts found that all 10 books contained traces of cocaine–enough so that people who touched the books wouldn’t feel the effects, but might test positive for the drug–they also found something pretty gross: Fifty Shades of Grey, your weird aunt’s favorite mainstream erotic series, tested positive for traces of the herpes virus.  Time

Cat Guy Tumblr Internet Purpose

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Lada
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 07:43:00

    “… here’s a tumblr full of kittens.”

    There were kittens?

    Thank you, Jane!!!

  2. Amanda
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 07:59:41

    Thank you so much for those ………. kittens

  3. Kim W
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 08:52:04

    Dump my kindle? Aside from the fact that I plan to be buried with my kindle… $50?! If they’re serious, they could at least offer what one costs.

  4. Lindsay
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 09:07:22

    That is one of my most favourite tumblrs! Mmm. Kittens.

    I get that indie bookstores are struggling, but even with a Kindle I still buy plenty of physical books. The indie stores around here don’t have romance sections, so I still wouldn’t be buying books there if I gave up my Kindle…

  5. Amanda
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 10:05:18

    I had a weird Charlton Heston “you can pry it out of my cold dead hands” moment at the thought of giving up my kindle

  6. Lynnd
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 11:58:00

    Des Hommes et des Chatons. Merci beaucoup Jane :-).

  7. Susan
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 18:41:52

    I knew about the Cute Boys with Cats site, but not this one. Thx.

    And here’s an idea–why don’t those indies work on providing a positive experience and the books customers want to read instead of cheap ploys?

  8. txvoodoo
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 17:11:09

    I totally get that indies are struggling. I am torn. I l0ve books, printed OR ebooks. What I love is the reading of them, the words & ideas in them. I don’t really care about the delivery method, as long as I get to read. And ebooks are easier, save MASSIVE amounts of space for me, because I read so much, and just make sense.

    I really feel like indie stores are akin to buggy makers protesting autos. It’s cruel, but “adapt or die” pertains here. Start an indie publishing collective. find a way to to thrive. But they aren’t going to survive just by complaining about ebooks/ereaders. That shark has been jumped.

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