Employers’ Social Media Policies Come Under Regulatory Scrutiny – Employees have been fired for saying things online that companies don’t like but the National Labor Relations Board says that this type of constraint of speech is inappropriate. But in a series of recent rulings and advisories, labor regulators have declared many such blanket restrictions illegal. The National Labor Relations Board says workers have a right to discuss work conditions freely and without fear of retribution, whether the discussion takes place at the office or on Facebook. NYTimes.com
Amazon is Going to Buy Liquavista – Amazon is buying Liquavista which may signal the production of a color eink reading device. I’m not sure whether the color eink will attract many takers but it’s interesting evolution in dedicated ereading devices.The Digital Reader
The Glamorous Life of a Journalist, Fan Fiction Edition – Reader Shula sent me this link. Atlantic received a request for review for “The Obama Erotica Fan Fiction Novel.” It’s just as terrible as you may imagine (and I’m not entirely grateful for having that image being put in my head.
Whilst searching for clues to understand who this mysterious girl is that begs for the couple’s help, they uncover a number of rooms equipped to fulfill every type of erotic fantasy imaginable at the remote guesthouse they are staying at. But will our couple be able to resist the quest for sexual pleasure to help put the spirit to rest and bring about justice for a seventy year old tragedy? Or will they drown in the tides of history and their own passions?”
The good news is that it is supposed to be free. The Atlantic
The little libraries of Marc Giai-Miniet – Marc Giai-Miniet is a container artist whose miniature book cases expresses his love in a big way. I can’t do math (or more accurately refuse to do it) and so I’m not sure what the scale is. But the artistry and plain old “neat” factor is great.Book Patrol
Citing “Content” Issue, Printer Refuses to Print Marie Calloway’s Tyrant Books Debut – Sterling Pierce, a printing company, is refusing to published Marie Calloway’s new book which contains erotic content in the form of text and images. Some believe that this is a cynical ploy for publicity as nothing gets the internet excited like the possibility of censorship. It’s not censorship for a printer to refuse to print a book. No word whether Tyrant publisher is looking for a new printer. Marie Calloway is most famous for her thinly disguised essay about her affair with some editor of a famous New York literary magazine.
Dustin Kurtz of Melville House notes that the first item of the Terms of Service for Sterling does not allow for any nudity or lewd materials.
Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty.
You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com