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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: Another author goes self-pub; Yelp must unmask anonymous reviewers; the strange case of a $5m painting; paid books reviews redux; and the first US all-digital public library

Friday News: Another author goes self-pub; Yelp must unmask anonymous reviewers;...

GF Newman on self-publishing: ‘There are huge changes coming’ – Beyond the giddy optimism some traditionally published authors bring to self-publishing, I think it’s interesting to see how different authors approach the business of becoming their own publisher. GF Newman,… more