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Monday News: FutureBookHack UK Hackathon, Tribune spinning off newspapers, bookstore literally dumps books, and women writing crime fiction

Monday News: FutureBookHack UK Hackathon, Tribune spinning off newspapers, bookstore literally...

FutureBookHack Category Winners revealed – Almost 100 hackers gathered at the University College London for the first FutureBookHack. Organized by The Bookseller and intended to address challenges set by publishers, the event spanned this past weekend and yielded a number… more

Friday News: Teslas says no to patents, how Netflix uses data, RIP Ruby Dee, and July Jane Austen Festival

Friday News: Teslas says no to patents, how Netflix uses data,...

All Our Patent Are Belong To You – So Tesla has removed the “wall of patents” in its headquarters in the spirit of open source, and will not longer legally pursue anyone who uses its technology. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO,… more

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Wednesday News: HathiTrust wins against Author’s Guild, Kindle installment plan, book...

Fair Use Victory in HathiTrust Litigation – So this is the one about how the Author’s Guild sued the HathiTrust and lost. The HathiTrust — comprised of more than 80 academic and research institutions — created a digital library (the… more

Friday News: RIP Nook(?), Syracuse schools equip students with summer reading, the losers in Hachette v. Amazon, and a random reading project

Friday News: RIP Nook(?), Syracuse schools equip students with summer reading,...

So This Is How The Nook Ends – In his inimitable style, Mike Cane sounds the death knell for Nook, noting that the announcement by Barnes and Noble and Samsung to build “co-branded tablets” says more about how B&N has… more

Tuesday News: RNA rejects self-published authors, digital book design and economic advantage, new language difficulties, and top literary put downs

Tuesday News: RNA rejects self-published authors, digital book design and economic...

BALLOT REGARDING RNA MEMBERSHIP FOR INDEPENDENT/SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS – The Romantic Novelists’ Association, the UK organization for writers of romantic fiction, recently put to a vote the possibility of self-published/independent authors gaining eligibility for full membership rights within the RNA. Like… more

Monday News: Do small pubs benefit from Amazon v. Hachette, Jay Lake dies, (no) diversity at BEA, and slut-shaming and social class

Monday News: Do small pubs benefit from Amazon v. Hachette, Jay...

Why Amazon Is Actually The ‘Very Best Thing’ For Small Publishers Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-vs-hachette-small-publishers-side-2014-5 – Another perspective weighs in on the Amazon – Hachette conflict, this time (some) small publishers. As the big guys fight it out, this argument goes,… more

Tuesday News: HarperCollins v. Open Road redux, the conundrum of hashtag activism, sharing and creative production, and First Books on diversity in kid’s lit

Tuesday News: HarperCollins v. Open Road redux, the conundrum of hashtag...

Harper Seeks Injunction in Dispute with Open Road – HarperCollins has just upped the ante in their lawsuit against Open Road, filing for a permanent injunction to block the publication of the digital version of Julie of the Wolves, as… more