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Wednesday News: Kohn appeals ebook settlements; book banning attempts were up...

“According to Rust Consultants, more than 23 million consumer accounts will see refunds of as much as $3.06 per e-book for New York Times bestsellers purchased during the settlement, and $.73 for non-bestsellers, although those amount could still be adjusted.” Publishers Weekly

“Another trend that emerged during the fall was a substantial number of challenges to notable works by well-known minority writers, including Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits and Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima.” Shelf Awareness

“This is the avenue for my message and the platform for future opportunities that radio never was, and maybe never could be. In the last few months, I’ve been approached by some of the biggest conservative websites and blogs on the internet, asking if I’d like to work with them. People in media who I respect and admire (a small list, to be sure) have reached out. Recently, a cable news channel asked me if I’d be interested in being a contributor on their network. All of this, and I’ve only been able to work on the website part-time. I’ve seen the tip of the iceberg. “ The Matt Walsh Blog

“Plaintiffs in the case, who are trying to qualify as a class action, are seeking at least $2,500 per violation, in addition to punitive damages and other claims. They claim Hulu violated their privacy by letting third-party marketers, advertisers, and social networks monitor viewing habits without permission. The plaintiffs specifically allege that Hulu sent information to Scorecard Research and sent “Facebook IDs that linked their video choices to personally identifiable Facebook registration information.”” The Daily Dot

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  1. Darlynne
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 13:23:11

    Merry Christmas, Robin! Thanks for keeping us informed and enlightened.

    I’m going to add “legally justified” to my list of criminal defenses/juicy rationalizations next time I’m, you know, up on charges for something nefarious or my competitors are legitimately beating the pants off me.

  2. txvoodoo
    Dec 25, 2013 @ 18:43:36

    Happy holidays to ALL of you at Dear Author, who keep me informed and entertained every day!

    Of COURSE someone’s appealing the ebook ruling, LOL! (I need to figure out grammar rules for including an internet acronym denoting reaction in a sentence.) Me, I just am very curious to see what my refund will be. I buy a lot of books. :D

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  4. Melanie (Moviemavengal)
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 09:38:25

    Tequila Mockingbird is a hilarious drinks cookbook . My favorite recipe name has got to be, “Are you there, God, It’s Margarita.” It’s a perfect gift book, too. Highly recommend!

  5. erin s
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 13:47:05

    I hope when Kohn loses they make him pay interest on the judgment that gets passed along to all of us waiting on this settlement *sigh*

    I am tired of waiting on my settlement money (which should be a couple hundred)

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