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Wednesday News: Oyster’s new CFO, Goodreads’ new author policy, black authors and self-publishing, and Kindle cover disasters

Wednesday News: Oyster’s new CFO, Goodreads’ new author policy, black authors...

E-Book Startup Oyster Hires Jeannie Mun As Its First CFO – Jeannie Mun, formerly of MediaMath and Operative, is now CFO of Oyster, which demonstrates the seriousness with which the company is approaching a successful model for the subscription ebook… more

Friday News: the history of Harlequin, Hedy Lamarr-inventor, new voices in Fantasy, and Paleo cookbook pulled by Australian publisher

Friday News: the history of Harlequin, Hedy Lamarr-inventor, new voices in...

How Harlequin Became the Most Famous Name in Romance – Not always loving the coverage in Jezebel, I approached Kelly Faircloth’s historical post on Harlequin warily. However, by the third paragraph, I realized this wasn’t going to be the usual… more

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance, and Ellis Island photo chronicle

Thursday News: Canada Reads, China’s mobile reading culture, an international bromance,...

Canada Reads: Where Celebrities Battle for a Book’s Honor – This is like the coolest thing ever. Five books, five celebrities, five stand-offs in this annual Canadian television series, “Battle of the Books.” Each representative defends the book against its… more

Wednesday News: Another Pratchett tribute, new tech habits in Snowden’s wake, DC pulls “Batgirl” art, and cocoa quarantine

Wednesday News: Another Pratchett tribute, new tech habits in Snowden’s wake,...

Web servers enrolled in Pratchett tribute – As various online tributes to Terry Pratchett continue, a thread on reddit gave rise to a particularly appropriate way to memorialize Pratchett’s name and work, through sharing a code that is not generally… more