Wednesday News: RH lifted to record year by 50 Shades; Publishers and libraries still at odds; UK based tutoring company corrects graffiti
From my Inbox:
It’s Forever’s 10th anniversary, and in celebration we’re giving two lucky fans a chance to win free registration to attend the RT BookLovers Convention! ($474 value*) Enter for a chance to win a ‘Readers’ registration to this year’s convention May 1 – 5, at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, or next year’s convention in New Orleans, May 14th – 18th.**
You will also receive:
– An invitation for you and a guest to the Forever Pre-Ball Cocktail Party at the New American
– Membership in the “Forever Fanatics” club – an exclusive group who will be invited to preview advanced reads and exclusive promotional opportunities for an entire year!
*If you have already purchased your registration for this year’s conference, we will check with the conference coordinators and reimburse your fee.
**Winners are responsible for their own travel arrangements, accommodations, meals and incidentals.
For a chance to enter, please click here. The contest ends April 30. (It’s a facebook app thingy)
The situation is just as bad abroad. In Denmark, libraries were paying $3 per digital loan but publishers balked at that arguing that digital use was eroding paper sales. The limited access to literature via the library lending program hurts the least affluent segment of our society and it harms literary culture overall. Publishers should see libraries as an investment in audience building rather than an erosion of immediate sales. The Economist