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Google wins out over the Authors Guild in a historic Fair Use decision, while publishing industry diversity continues to be absent and digital startups remain effervescent in the face of disappointing recent news. Ready? Set? Read!
Cultural appropriation casts a shadow over book culture this week, while hoards of media sites try to churn out responses that make sense of Michael Derrick Hudson’s use of Yi-Fen Chou as a pen name, lambasting his poem in this year’s Best American Poetry collection in the process. In other (unfortunate if not shocking) news,
With a low rumble of book news this week it’s time for an all-footnote edition of updates. This week’s brief column will keep you informed and leave you enough time to enjoy our summer reading list. Ready? Set? Click away! People are talking about cookbooks of all kinds with the news of celebrity chef, Eric
With the hubbub about Go Set a Watchman reaching a crescendo this week, important events like the sale of Books-A-Million and the unanimous callout of Amazon were almost drowned out. We also have footnotes for the women you most want to get lunch with: Cheryl Strayed, Lena Dunham, Ida B. Wells. Ready? Set? Read! Illustration
Harper Lee’s soon-to-be-released Go Set a Watchman has made a splash in book culture that’s only appropriate given the high esteem with which To Kill a Mockingbird is held. Meanwhile, the Authors Guild calls for a doubling of ebook royalty rates. Macmillan adds 1,000 more titles to Scribd and Oyster, and iBooks allows more complex
BookExpo America shakes up the literary world with announcements and book release anticipation, not the least of which was a Global Market Forum launch between U.S. and Chinese publishers. On the author front, the Authors Guild announced a series of articles on contract negotiation, citing a recent Guild survey that revealed a deterioration in the