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E-book subscription services may be seeing the black hole at the end of the tunnel, but fantasy fans can at least be excited about the triple threat of the movie-TV show-video game adaptation of Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles. Ready? Set? Read!
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
Another book-centered conference kicked off this week in San Francisco, this time with a focus on libraries and diversity, while e-reading subscription services blend together to bring the best of accessible ebooks and social e-reading together. (How can you read without letting your friends know how far you’ve read, or how you feel about that
A busy week this week, with crowded headlines for international literature, print sales, and the business of ebooks (pricing and price-fixing). We look first at the literary giants who died this week, take a quick look at how the Apple case is going, and round things off with footnotes on close reading, Amazon reviews, and
In this week’s survey of book culture, we look at the book industry’s financial picture in 2014 and going forward, as well as changes in the major ebook subscription services. Rounding things off are a collection of footnotes on author activities, fictional authenticity, and notable losses for the week. Are you ready? Get reading! Konrad
How important are physical monuments? That’s the theme for this week’s rundown of book culture, as we look at the fate of author’s houses, the rising desire for print books, and how ebook retailers are trying to keep up. Are you ready for some answers? Read on. Remains of Ray Bradbury’s House | Photo from