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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

Wednesday News: Smashwords contracts with OverDrive, menstruation’s non-effect on women, Jennifer Weiner on “blurb inflation,” and complaints about Crescent Moon Press

Wednesday News: Smashwords contracts with OverDrive, menstruation’s non-effect on women, Jennifer...

OverDrive and Smashwords Ink Deal to Distribute Indie Author Ebooks to Libraries – Good news for self-published authors and their readers: OverDrive has made a deal with Smashwords to allow 200,000 books to be distributed to public libraries through the… more

Wednesday News: a new Authors Alliance, writing reviews without litigation, homogenizing and “othering” Africa, and another 19th C marriage manual

Wednesday News: a new Authors Alliance, writing reviews without litigation, homogenizing...

Founder of Just-Launched Authors Alliance Talks to PW – Into the mammoth-sized vacuum created by the current leadership of the Authors Guild comes a new organization called the Authors Alliance. Set to launch on May 21st, this organization, founded by… more

Thursday News: Critics and novelists; Asian American masculinity; Voltaire and the mathematician; and Science Fiction’s lament

Thursday News: Critics and novelists; Asian American masculinity; Voltaire and the...

Do Critics Make Good Novelists? – This week’s Bookends column — between Daniel Mendelsohn and Leslie Jamison — is a pretty interesting contemplation of the relationship between literary critic and novelist. Mendelsohn seems to suggest that critics are unsuited to… more