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Thursday News: Austrian law student sues Facebook, Romance novels and “fisting,” interview with OkCupid’s Christian Rudder, and a “pro-gun” children’s book

Thursday News: Austrian law student sues Facebook, Romance novels and “fisting,”...

More than 20,000 people are now suing Facebook in Europe over privacy – Austrian law student Max Schrems claims that he has gotten 20,000 people from 100 countries to join his lawsuit against Facebook for a variety of privacy violations…. more

Monday News: Apple settlement fast-tracked, Sony Reader defunct, great Roxane Gay profile, and David Sedaris honored for de-littering

Monday News: Apple settlement fast-tracked, Sony Reader defunct, great Roxane Gay...

Note: I’m putting together a list of WWI resources for a future news post, from comic books to library archives, so if you have any you’d like to contribute, feel free to submit via the DA submission form. Court Grants… more

Tuesday News: Publishers at Comic-Con, self-publishing and agent contracts, how BookBub works, and the Telegraph’s 1914 archives

Tuesday News: Publishers at Comic-Con, self-publishing and agent contracts, how BookBub...

No Lack of Major Prose Houses at Comic-Con – I think this article is a great example of how diversified entertainment options are, both in terms of partnerships between media outlets and formats, and competition for reader/viewer/gamer eyeballs and dollars…. more

Friday News: Kindle Unlimited & Amazon lists, Amazon profits down, Apple gets its watch patent, and toaster selfies

Friday News: Kindle Unlimited & Amazon lists, Amazon profits down, Apple...

Daily Update: Influence of Kindle Unlimited on Amazon “Bestsellers” Grows – Since Kindle Unlimited began, everyone is watching the lists to see if they can discern the impact of the program on Big 5 and self-published books. Digital book World… more

Wednesday News: WisCon fails women, Michelle Phan sued for infringement, North Carolina Poet Laureate resigns, and cute coverage of New Zealand Romance Writers conference

Wednesday News: WisCon fails women, Michelle Phan sued for infringement, North...

WisCon’s flaky response to harassment incident sparks Internet uproar – You may have read about the sexual harassment allegations against former Tor editor Jim Frenkel last year on John Scalzi’s blog. Despite the widespread attention the allegations got, Frenkel was… more

Tuesday News: 2014 publishing mergers, Tom Kabinet survives first ruling, iWatch speculation heats up, and everything you didn’t want to know about codpieces

Tuesday News: 2014 publishing mergers, Tom Kabinet survives first ruling, iWatch...

Publishers’ Acquisition Activity Picks Up – An interesting piece from Publishers Weekly that lists the acquisitions and mergers publishers have taken between January and June 2014. According to the article, the last time this much publishing activity took place was… more