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Google Books: Fair Use or Highway Robbery?December 2, 2013
On November 14, Circuit Judge ruled in favor of Google, ending an eight-year legal battle with the Authors Guild.
For eight years, the Authors Guild has been in a heated legal war with Google over its library book scanning project. And for eight years, the Internet conglomerate has been depicted as the thieving enemy, accused of [...]
Google Books: Fair Use or Highway Robbery?
Philippe Rosinski to speak at ICF Advance 2013October 22, 2013
Philippe Rosinski to speak at ICF Advance 2013
An Intern's Perspective: The Boston Book FestivalOctober 21, 2013
An Intern's Perspective: The Boston Book Festival
Boston: Still One of Publishing's Biggest HubsOctober 21, 2013
The book industry is alive and well in Boston. A highly-anticipated slate of events at this past weekend’s annual Boston Book Festival and continued bookstore growth can attest.
Hundreds of people gathered in Copley Square this weekend for the annual Boston Book Festival.
On Thursday, the Festival opened with an author discussion panel titled “Writing Terror: An [...]
Boston: Still One of Publishing's Biggest Hubs
Munro: Bringing the Nobel Prize Back to North AmericaOctober 16, 2013
Alice Munro of Canada was named the 2013 Nobel Laureate for Literature. She is the 13th woman to receive the distinction.
Finally, the Nobel Prize in Literature has made its way back to this side of the Atlantic.
On Thursday, the Swedish Academy announced that Alice Munro (Canada), “master of the contemporary short story,” was its 2013 [...]
Munro: Bringing the Nobel Prize Back to North America
Reading Habits: Better or Worse?October 9, 2013
How are reading habits changing? Sadly, the answers are inconclusive.
Last week, The Huffington Post conducted a survey, with the help of YouGov, asking 1,000 American adults about their reading experiences over the past year. An astonishing 28 percent reported they hadn’t read a book. Not one.
From there, the percentages declined as the number of books [...]
Reading Habits: Better or Worse?
Amazon: The Ongoing Battle October 7, 2013
Amazon is book publishing's biggest conglomerate, but has been under heavy fire by state and international lawmakers for not paying taxes.
Perhaps the biggest debate in publishing (digital revolution aside) is whether to tab Amazon, the business’ biggest conglomerate, a friend or foe. Independent booksellers have labeled the Seattle-based company a sworn enemy. Slowly, but surely [...]
Amazon: The Ongoing Battle
Tom Clancy: Celebrating the Life of an IconOctober 2, 2013
Tom Clancy, one of America's most celebrated modern writers, passed away on Tuesday.
For years, we’ve seen his name on the covers of books, standing more proudly and prominently than the title.
Today, we see his name as big and bright as it is on all those novels. This time, however, it’s accompanied by the letters [...]
Tom Clancy: Celebrating the Life of an Icon
Banned Books: Controversy to Curiosity September 30, 2013
Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man" was recently reinstated at school libraries in Randolph County, North Carolina.
Controversial books have kept a warm flame ignited in the publishing world. Parents, educators, and civilians have continually challenged books—mostly “classics”—they feel contain inappropriate or graphic content.
The Board of Education in Randolph County, North Carolina is the most recent party to [...]
Banned Books: Controversy to Curiosity
Publishing News: Patterson's PhilanthropySeptember 19, 2013
Publishing News: Patterson's Philanthropy
Get Your Festival OnSeptember 12, 2013
Get Your Festival On
Holden the Phone - New Works by SalingerAugust 29, 2013
Holden the Phone - New Works by Salinger
(un)Convention(al)August 22, 2013
By Its CoverAugust 15, 2013
By Its Cover
Saving the Short StoryAugust 8, 2013
Saving the Short Story