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Thursday News: Hugo Awards online, Barnes & Noble v. homeless readers(?), Romance Writers of Australia conference, and suing illegal downloaders

Thursday News: Hugo Awards online, Barnes & Noble v. homeless readers(?),...

2015 Hugo Awards Ceremony – Missed the Hugo Awards ceremony? You can catch it (in four parts) on Livestream. I hear that Laura Mixon’s acceptance speech for Best Fan Writer was particularly moving. –Livestream Viewpoint: Changes at Barnes & Noble may… more

Tuesday News: Spider-Man, Legos, Banned Books, and The Briefcase

Tuesday News: Spider-Man, Legos, Banned Books, and The Briefcase

Supreme Court cuts the string on Spider-Man toy inventor’s patent – A Spider-Man toy wristband that shoots a silly-string like “spider web” was collecting royalties from Marvel well past the expiration of its patent, pursuant to an open-ended contract between the… more

Monday News: Do small pubs benefit from Amazon v. Hachette, Jay Lake dies, (no) diversity at BEA, and slut-shaming and social class

Monday News: Do small pubs benefit from Amazon v. Hachette, Jay...

Why Amazon Is Actually The ‘Very Best Thing’ For Small Publishers Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-vs-hachette-small-publishers-side-2014-5 – Another perspective weighs in on the Amazon – Hachette conflict, this time (some) small publishers. As the big guys fight it out, this argument goes,… more