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Welcome to this week’s reckoning with the world of literary culture. We take a look at the National Book Awards, the Apple settlement, and whether ebook subscription services will last. Read on! Ursula K. Le Guin | Photo copyright Marian Wood Kolisch As you have probably heard by now, Phil Klay has won this year’s
Authors United is back in the spotlight this week, plus Penguin Random House’s latest way to turn books into profits, and the first class of Amtrak residents. Footnotes include more banned book goodness, another way to fight Amazon, and so much more. Authors United, the group of more than 1,000 authors formed in response to
Welcome to another run-down of the book world’s brouhaha – we’ve got this week’s flops and flaps, including the case of the disappearing German book club, the visual representation of the dangers of digital piracy, and unheeded prophets (or, why we wish there really was a spokesperson for all the publishers). What more could you
Greetings, Literary Citizens! In this week’s rundown of the wild world of book culture, we continue to investigate the escalating showdown between Amazon and Hachette as publishers, booksellers, and community members alike begin to take sides. Next, we examine Vanity Fair‘s profile piece on judge Denise Cote in relation to Apple’s ongoing (i.e., never-ending) antitrust case.
Greetings, literary citizens. The bad, the ugly, and the uncertain comprise this week’s news update, I’m afraid. We begin by investigating Amazon’s budding partnership with the digital comics platform known as ComiXology. Next, we examine how Barnes and Noble is faring after Liberty Media cuts their financial ties to the bookstore. Following this, we preview
This has been a whirlwind of a week, literary citizens. In our latest rundown of the wild world of book culture, we delve into George Packer’s 12,000-word editorial, “Cheap Words: Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?” Next, we give the details on Open Road’s acquisition of E-Reads, one of the