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Friday News: Has Twitpic been rescued?, Facebook’s algorithm change, National Book Award fiction long list, and Austenites get Guinness World Record

Friday News: Has Twitpic been rescued?, Facebook’s algorithm change, National Book...

Twitpic Is No Longer Shutting Down – Although there have been no other details forthcoming, I’m hoping that TwitPic’s tweet today means that we won’t lose this vital support service for Twitter: “We’re happy to announce we’ve been acquired and… more

Monday News: Apple speculation builds, Kate Mosse and genre fiction, Jane the Virgin comes to US TV, and Neil Patrick Harris’s “Choose Your Own Autobiography”

Monday News: Apple speculation builds, Kate Mosse and genre fiction, Jane...

A fun exercise in speculation: Would I buy Apple’s rumored products? – As anticipation builds about next Tuesday’s Apple announcement(s), so does speculation about what product(s) will be introduced and what priorities consumers will exercise. Apple is holding a media… more

Thursday News: Diversity in publishing, Litrate wants to take on Goodreads, Teju Cole on James Baldwin, and 86-year-old debut Romance novelist

Thursday News: Diversity in publishing, Litrate wants to take on Goodreads,...

To Achieve Diversity In Publishing, A Difficult Dialogue Beats Silence – A thought-provoking post about how much change needs to come to publishing in order to truly diversify both the industry and the literary voices that are brought to the… more

Tuesday News: Pinkmeth lawsuit, Nadine Gordimer dies, Worldreader brings Kindles to Ghana, and fascinating article on Virginia Woolf and privacy of self

Tuesday News: Pinkmeth lawsuit, Nadine Gordimer dies, Worldreader brings Kindles to...

Tor Project sued for $1 million in revenge porn case – Pinkmeth, a particularly horrible revenge porn site is being sued, and for a while, TOR was being sued right along with it. Although the action against TOR was quickly… more

Friday News: Google’s ‘right to be forgotten,’ Amazon v. the FTC, the death of the novel (again, still), and the NSFW asymmetric man thong

Friday News: Google’s ‘right to be forgotten,’ Amazon v. the FTC,...

For Google, the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Is an Unforgettable Fiasco – An interesting — and troubling — piece on the European Union’s “right to be forgotten” ruling that contemplates the absolute mess this decision may have on the world’s… more

Tuesday News: People want bigger phones, independent booksellers capitalize on Hachette v. Amazon, Open Road responds to Harper Collins, and literary miscellany

Tuesday News: People want bigger phones, independent booksellers capitalize on Hachette...

Survey Says: People Want Bigger Phones – Dear Apple, what is that they say — change or die? Remember the olden days when you were the underdogs, the upstarts, the revolutionaries? What happened, Apple? Please don’t make me buy a… more

Wednesday News: Apple (finally) settles, Amazon v. Hachette (again, still), the virtues of small publishers, 100 books by black women authors

Wednesday News: Apple (finally) settles, Amazon v. Hachette (again, still), the...

Report: Apple settles e-book pricing case with consumers – Surprise! Apple, which had previously held out against settling with consumers after being found guilty in the DOJ’s suit against Apple and the Big 5 publishers, has apparently agreed to settle…. more

Thursday News: Critics and novelists; Asian American masculinity; Voltaire and the mathematician; and Science Fiction’s lament

Thursday News: Critics and novelists; Asian American masculinity; Voltaire and the...

Do Critics Make Good Novelists? – This week’s Bookends column — between Daniel Mendelsohn and Leslie Jamison — is a pretty interesting contemplation of the relationship between literary critic and novelist. Mendelsohn seems to suggest that critics are unsuited to… more