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Friday News: Critiquing Anita Sarkeesian’s Critics, the new waterproof Kobo reader, pregnancy app Glow, and new book on 3 top newswomen

Friday News: Critiquing Anita Sarkeesian’s Critics, the new waterproof Kobo reader,...

Tropes vs Anita Sarkeesian: on passing off anti-feminist nonsense as critique – A really great, thorough analysis of the dangerous idiocy that are the attacks on Anita Sarkeesian. Not only does Ian Steadman uncover the hypocritical illogic of Sarkessian’s detractors,… more

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences, Arab Noir fiction, and Gretna Green’s marriage business

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences,...

New Spider-Woman comic cover condemned for ‘blatant sexualisation’ – An interesting illustration of the disconnect between the diversification of the comic reader and those still producing them (and a good companion piece to the diversity in publishing story from yesterday)…. more

Thursday News: Diversity in publishing, Litrate wants to take on Goodreads, Teju Cole on James Baldwin, and 86-year-old debut Romance novelist

Thursday News: Diversity in publishing, Litrate wants to take on Goodreads,...

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence – A thought-provoking post about how much change needs to come to publishing in order to truly diversify both the industry and the literary voices that are brought to the… more

Wednesday News: Samsung Nook releases, broad anti-piracy injunction, Kensington to sell trade paperbacks via BAM, and Colombian student faces jail for copyright infringement

Wednesday News: Samsung Nook releases, broad anti-piracy injunction, Kensington to sell...

Exclusive: New Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to be in Stores Wednesday, Will Cost $179 – Nate Hoffelder compares the new Samsung Nook Tablet — releasing today! — to other tablets and e-readers on the market. For the sake of… more

Monday News: German authors v. Amazon, retailers v. Apple, Apple shareholders v. Apple, and Downton Abbey v. plastic water bottles

Monday News: German authors v. Amazon, retailers v. Apple, Apple shareholders...

German Authors Join Protest Over Amazon’s Tactics in E-Book Dispute – With over 1,000 author signatures, a German petition is drawing more attention to the situation between Amazon and Bonnier, claiming, among other things, that Amazon is tailoring recommended reads… more

Tuesday News: Harper Collins funds booksellers, Tor for higher ed, Apple’s education, and Penguin gets wiggy

Tuesday News: Harper Collins funds booksellers, Tor for higher ed, Apple’s...

Harper Has New Indie Marketing Fund – As of July 1st, retailers may receive money based on their sales of Harper Collins books for the previous year, with which they can “promote creative merchandising” of Harper Collins books. It’s an… more