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Friday News: Ursula Le Guin’s NBA speech, Google Contributor, Mark Twain’s frontier humor, and a NaNoWriMo pep talk

Friday News: Ursula Le Guin’s NBA speech, Google Contributor, Mark Twain’s...

“we will need writers who can remember freedom”: ursula k le guin at the national book awards – A transcription of Ursula Le Guin’s speech at the National Book Awards ceremony Wednesday night. Le Guin’s comments have been getting a… more

Monday News: Facebook and Google’s massive traffic drive, Facebook tries to woo publishers, malware in ads, and audio of Beowulf in Old English

Monday News: Facebook and Google’s massive traffic drive, Facebook tries to...

How Facebook and Google Now Dominate Media Distribution – A very interesting article from Frédéric Filloux and Jean-Louis Gassée arguing that Facebook and Google are the two major players in terms of channeling online traffic. Twitter, by contrast, is “minuscule,”… more

Tuesday News: Harper Collins funds booksellers, Tor for higher ed, Apple’s education, and Penguin gets wiggy

Tuesday News: Harper Collins funds booksellers, Tor for higher ed, Apple’s...

Harper Has New Indie Marketing Fund – As of July 1st, retailers may receive money based on their sales of Harper Collins books for the previous year, with which they can “promote creative merchandising” of Harper Collins books. It’s an… more

Tuesday News: Publishers at Comic-Con, self-publishing and agent contracts, how BookBub works, and the Telegraph’s 1914 archives

Tuesday News: Publishers at Comic-Con, self-publishing and agent contracts, how BookBub...

No Lack of Major Prose Houses at Comic-Con – I think this article is a great example of how diversified entertainment options are, both in terms of partnerships between media outlets and formats, and competition for reader/viewer/gamer eyeballs and dollars…. more