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Thursday News: Death comes to Archie Comics, Comcast’s anti-trust challenge, Kobo’s new president, and Denmark’s Yahya Hassan

Thursday News: Death comes to Archie Comics, Comcast’s anti-trust challenge, Kobo’s...

Comic book icon Archie to ‘die heroically’ – I have to admit that this is pretty clever, although I’m guessing it’s going to make some readers feel manipulated. Although the Archie comics that continue to feature Archie, Veronica, and Betty… more

Monday News: Massachusetts finally criminalized upskirting, more on Harlequin’s troubles, a personal reflection on sheikh romances, and @GSElevator loses his book deal

Monday News: Massachusetts finally criminalized upskirting, more on Harlequin’s troubles, a...

Massachusetts bans ‘upskirt’ photos, closes Peeping Tom loophole – A mere two years after the original criminal charge was filed against a man for taking upskirt photos on public transit, the Massachusetts legislature managed to re-write the law so that… more

Monday News: BAM’s POD experiment, fandoms and empathy, Hugo hosting controversy, and 1950′s marriage tips

Monday News: BAM’s POD experiment, fandoms and empathy, Hugo hosting controversy,...

BAM Espresso Pilot A Success, So Far – Books-A-Million has been conducting a 90-day experiment with the Espresso Ebook Machine, a print-on-demand technology installed in stores in Maine (one of its top-earning stores) and Alabama (its flagship location). The company… more

Friday News: ambitiously presented author earnings,, suspicious book similarities, UK digital lending trends, and video game Romance novel covers

Friday News: ambitiously presented author earnings,, suspicious book similarities, UK digital...

Author Earnings – The Report – Here’s a link to the much discussed “report” by Hugh Howey that he’s using to assert the supremacy of self-publishing. His data captures two days of sales and then extrapolates annual earnings based on… more

Tuesday News: Dismal author salaries; Tumblr and book promotion; the trouble with Grantland; Martin Luther King’s Nobel Speech; and feedly’s strategy to steal page views

Tuesday News: Dismal author salaries; Tumblr and book promotion; the trouble...

Most Authors Make Less Than $1,000 a Year: DBW – The title speaks for itself, but the graphics are pretty interesting. The information comes from a Digital Book World report, “What Advantages Do Traditional Publishers Offer Authors: A Comparison of… more