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Friday News: Ursula Le Guin’s NBA speech, Google Contributor, Mark Twain’s frontier humor, and a NaNoWriMo pep talk

Friday News: Ursula Le Guin’s NBA speech, Google Contributor, Mark Twain’s...

“we will need writers who can remember freedom”: ursula k le guin at the national book awards – A transcription of Ursula Le Guin’s speech at the National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday night. Le Guin’s comments have been getting a… more

Wednesday News: EverAfter Romance app; Ingram signs independent publishers; PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts ebook dominance (again); and super cool flip books

Wednesday News: EverAfter Romance app; Ingram signs independent publishers; PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts...

EverAfter Romance App – Diversion books has created a new app dedicated to Romance. They have told Jane that they will be trying hard to provide freebies and discounted books, as well as full catalogs from the traditional publishers and… more

Tuesday News: Did Uber threaten a female journalist; are books essential goods; why is the Internet a guilty pleasure; and how we can get the meaning of life in 60 seconds or less

Tuesday News: Did Uber threaten a female journalist; are books essential...

Report: Senior Uber exec threatened to dig up dirt on journalists – So apparently stalking and doxxing have gone mainstream. According to a story in Buzzfeed and discussed in this Gigaom piece, Uber’s Senior Vice President of Business Emil Michael… more

Friday News: Hachette & Amazon make nice; Internet tax bill; map of uncolonized Africa; Microsoft patches 19-year-old vulnerability; and UK’s Project Remix

Friday News: Hachette & Amazon make nice; Internet tax bill; map...

Updated: Amazon and Hachette finally reach deal; Hachette will set its ebook prices –  The war appears to be over between Hachette and Amazon, and whatever the state of their relationship, readers get the return of Agency Pricing. Yippee. When… more