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Friday News: Violence against women in GoT, digitizing backlists, 19th C literary reviews, and book trailers

Friday News: Violence against women in GoT, digitizing backlists, 19th C...

George R.R. Martin explains why there’s violence against women on Game of Thrones – In which George R.R. Martin uses the history excuse to explain the violence against women in his work. Because even though he writes about dragons, which… more

Monday News: limits of anonymity on Twitter, Hathi Trust case finally over, YA author on diversity, and Victorian book covers

Monday News: limits of anonymity on Twitter, Hathi Trust case finally...

Court orders Twitter to identify anonymous users – When some Twitter users alleged that a corporation encouraged domestic violence, claiming the CEO paid for sex, the corporation sued, with the expected subpoena served on Twitter to reveal the identities of… more

Friday News: Authors Guild backs Hachette, Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest, Harper Collins tries direct-to-consumer sales, and Jenny Trout exposes bias against body fat

Friday News: Authors Guild backs Hachette, Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest, Harper...

Authors Guild Weighs In on Amazon-Hachette Dispute – I know you’ve been waiting for this; the Authors Guild’s Richard Russo wrote a letter to its members, essentially backing Hachette in the current game of publishing chicken. I don’t think this… 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