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Monday News: Facebook screws with its users, the Netherlands tests the resale of digital books, a new documentary on Amazon, and The Princess Bride gets Legoed

Monday News: Facebook screws with its users, the Netherlands tests the...

Facebook Doesn’t Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study – So Facebook, which appears to have zero respect for its users privacy, has also been intentionally manipulating content by way of “experimentation,” relying on the Terms of Service to… more

Wednesday News: Börsenverein v. Amazon, the future of digital lending, YouTube’s subscription service, and polling readers for a book title

Wednesday News: Börsenverein v. Amazon, the future of digital lending, YouTube’s...

Note: We’ve had some caching issues where the front page (the one with the slider) failed to update the content. The http://dearauthor.com/blog page was fine. I think we’ve fixed it but if you visit DA and there’s not updated content,… more

Tuesday News: People want bigger phones, independent booksellers capitalize on Hachette v. Amazon, Open Road responds to Harper Collins, and literary miscellany

Tuesday News: People want bigger phones, independent booksellers capitalize on Hachette...

Survey Says: People Want Bigger Phones – Dear Apple, what is that they say — change or die? Remember the olden days when you were the underdogs, the upstarts, the revolutionaries? What happened, Apple? Please don’t make me buy a… more

Monday News: Brashear reclaims helm at Samhain, a tale of digital publishing, a South African street book reviewer, and Amanda Palmer on voluntary exchange

Monday News: Brashear reclaims helm at Samhain, a tale of digital...

Christina Brashear Returns as Samhain Publisher – This is pretty interesting. Brashear, who went from Publisher to President of Samhain in 2012, is back as Publisher, with a promise to “return” Samhain “to its roots.” Lindsey Faber is not only… more

Friday News: Sherlock Holmes enters public domain, Chelsea Handler signs with Netflix, women writers and alcohol, and World Cup sex rules

Friday News: Sherlock Holmes enters public domain, Chelsea Handler signs with...

JUDGES RELEASE SHERLOCK – Score one for the public domain, as the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed the character of Sherlock Holmes — in all but the last works — out of copyright jail. What do you think… more

Wednesday News: Apple (finally) settles, Amazon v. Hachette (again, still), the virtues of small publishers, 100 books by black women authors

Wednesday News: Apple (finally) settles, Amazon v. Hachette (again, still), the...

Report: Apple settles e-book pricing case with consumers – Surprise! Apple, which had previously held out against settling with consumers after being found guilty in the DOJ’s suit against Apple and the Big 5 publishers, has apparently agreed to settle…. more

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