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Tuesday News: Authors United insult just about everyone, Robin Thicke’s deposition disaster, LEGO’s gender trouble, and portraits of Black Victorians

Tuesday News: Authors United insult just about everyone, Robin Thicke’s deposition...

Letter to Amazon.com, Inc. board of directors – It was difficult to pick out the most offensive passage in this Authors United letter to the Amazon board of directors. From the Eurocentric insult to China and Chinese authors, to the… more

Monday News: Changes at Penguin Random House, Google settles with photographers, Rumored changes at Twitter, and Scribd’s infographic on reading

Monday News: Changes at Penguin Random House, Google settles with photographers,...

The Penguin Publishing Group Takes Shape – So now that Penguin Random House has made its initial adjustments and realignments, CEO Markus Dohle has streamlined Penguin’s imprints by placing them all under new President of Penguin Publishing Group Madeline McIntosh…. more

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences, Arab Noir fiction, and Gretna Green’s marriage business

Friday News: Controversial new Spider Woman cover, Canadian copyright’s unintended consequences,...

New Spider-Woman comic cover condemned for ‘blatant sexualisation’ – An interesting illustration of the disconnect between the diversification of the comic reader and those still producing them (and a good companion piece to the diversity in publishing story from yesterday)…. more

Wednesday News: Samsung Nook releases, broad anti-piracy injunction, Kensington to sell trade paperbacks via BAM, and Colombian student faces jail for copyright infringement

Wednesday News: Samsung Nook releases, broad anti-piracy injunction, Kensington to sell...

Exclusive: New Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to be in Stores Wednesday, Will Cost $179 – Nate Hoffelder compares the new Samsung Nook Tablet — releasing today! — to other tablets and e-readers on the market. For the sake of… more

Monday News: Facebook screws with its users, the Netherlands tests the resale of digital books, a new documentary on Amazon, and The Princess Bride gets Legoed

Monday News: Facebook screws with its users, the Netherlands tests the...

Facebook Doesn’t Understand The Fuss About Its Emotion Manipulation Study – So Facebook, which appears to have zero respect for its users privacy, has also been intentionally manipulating content by way of “experimentation,” relying on the Terms of Service to… 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

Tuesday News: HarperCollins v. Open Road redux, the conundrum of hashtag activism, sharing and creative production, and First Books on diversity in kid’s lit

Tuesday News: HarperCollins v. Open Road redux, the conundrum of hashtag...

Harper Seeks Injunction in Dispute with Open Road – HarperCollins has just upped the ante in their lawsuit against Open Road, filing for a permanent injunction to block the publication of the digital version of Julie of the Wolves, as… more