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Friday News: Worst obituary ever?, FCC boosts broadband, new Chrome app for Oyster, and early 20th century anime

Friday News: Worst obituary ever?, FCC boosts broadband, new Chrome app...

Twitter reacts to The Australian’s sexist Colleen McCullough obituary – So, The Australian has apparently managed to write one of the worst obituaries ever, on Thorn Birds author Colleen McCullough, describing her as “plain of feature and certainly overweight” focusing… more

Tuesday News: Indie bookstores & digital books, Anita Sarkeesian’s new year, oral histories of Auschwitz, and optical illusion paintings

Tuesday News: Indie bookstores & digital books, Anita Sarkeesian’s new year,...

Mixed Results for Bricks-and-Mortar Stores with Digital Content – Many independent bookstores have been making a comeback, in large part from the strength of print books. However, according to this article, when it comes to digital, the brick and mortar… more

Thursday News: Amazon’s pricing, Hollywood’s (lack of) diversity, Latin America’s publishing and America’s orphan fantasy

Thursday News: Amazon’s pricing, Hollywood’s (lack of) diversity, Latin America’s publishing...

Escape from Stalag $7: Why Amazon’s Pricing Box Is Bad for Indies – Rich Chapman’s essay on Amazon’s pricing strategies and what he refers to as the AAAG’s (Aggregated Amazon Ankle Grabbers) is both amusing (the questions he asks of… more

Friday News: Apple’s appeal, Kindle Scout’s selections, Australian awards controversy, and books on the battlefield

Friday News: Apple’s appeal, Kindle Scout’s selections, Australian awards controversy, and...

Can Apple Win Its E-book Appeal? – This is a pretty good primer on Apple’s appeal to Judge Cote’s 2013 judgment against them in the now-infamous conspiracy and price-fixing case against the big NY publishers and Apple. The Department of… more