Maya Angelou’s TV legacy, from ‘Roots’ to ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Super Soul’ – A fantastic tribute to Maya Angelou, who died on Wednesday at the age of 86. Angelou was not only a celebrated poet and novelist, but she also acted,… more
Amazon Responds to Discussion of Hachette Contract Dispute – Amazon has broken its silence on the Hachette negotiations, and, as Nate Hoffelder points out, it’s much more generous to Hachette than Hachette has been to Amazon. Also, how is it… more
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
Wednesday News: Smashwords contracts with OverDrive, menstruation’s non-effect on women, Jennifer...
OverDrive and Smashwords Ink Deal to Distribute Indie Author Ebooks to Libraries – Good news for self-published authors and their readers: OverDrive has made a deal with Smashwords to allow 200,000 books to be distributed to public libraries through the… more
Are home pages dying? And what is the value of a shadow reader? – Although this post is a somewhat short response to an other post by Ezra Klein at Vox, I think it’s worth reading both, in part for Tyler… more
Author of fake Holocaust memoir ordered to return $22.5m to publisher – In another chapter of the strange case of Misha Defonseca, the author of the fake Holocaust Memoir has been ordered by a judge to return $22.5 million that… more