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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

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