Friday Links of Love
- Is Richelle Mead and her Vampire Academy series the next Twilight phenomena? PW reports that the three books have a totle of 600,000 in print. Jia has read these books and likes them. Maybe she’ll do an omnibus review for us.
- David Carnoy, a journalist/editor at CNet, wrote a fiction book which NY publishing wouldn’t buy. Having some tech connections, Carnoy was able to turn his book into an iPhone App. He submitted and it was sold until it was discovered that it had the word “fuck” in it. That made Apple pull the application. Carnoy has self edited his book to remove those horrible, awful, dirty words, and now Apple thinks it is just fine. What the FUCK, Apple?
- Google is making a legal challenge to Prop 8, arguing that the law harms Google’s ability to recruit and hire
- Cleveland Library users now get the ability to download Adobe ePub versions of ebooks.
- Mills & Boons moves 200 million books globally in 2008 and it’s experienced a 101% growth since 2001.
- Teens send nudie pics to each other and are arrested for trafficking in child pornography. Did you know that the Supreme Court ruled once that child pornography laws apply only to depictions of real children versus drawings of children? (Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition)
- Waterstone’s sells 30,000 Sony Readers in the last 4 months.