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A New Vintage for Public Domain Classics

It’s the Roaring ’20s all over again at Vintage Classics, which is making a bunch of old books now in the public domain new again. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-02-12 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The ‘Great Gatsby’ Glut

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel about America and aspiration is now in the public domain, so new editions, as well as a graphic novel and a zombie adaptation, have gotten the green light. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2021-01-14 18:59:18 UTC ]
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For fans of Indiana Jones and Dan Brown, an adventure story for the ages

Talbot Mundy’s “The Nine Unknown,” a 1920s occult thriller, is among several literary gems now in the public domain. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-04-07 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Internet Archive accused of using Covid-19 as 'an excuse for piracy'

The ‘National Emergency Library’ has made 1.4m ebooks freely available, many by current bestsellers, and sparked outrage from writers’ organisationsThe Internet Archive has launched a “National Emergency Library”, making 1.4m books available free online – but has been accused of “hitting authors... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-30 17:13:20 UTC ]
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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 19:00:00 UTC ]
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First published in 1924, ‘Still She Wished for Company’ makes for a delicious, if bittersweet, Valentine’s Day treat

The novel, which enters the public domain this year, is one of the pioneering works of paranormal or “time-slip” romance. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-12 07:00:00 UTC ]
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Psst. Turns out 80% of books published in 1924-1963 are secretly in the public domain.

This year, for the first time in over two decades, a slew of work entered the public domain: everything first published in the United States in 1923, to be precise. (And yes, next year we’ll get the goods from 1924.) “But there’s another source of public domain works,” Cory Doctorow writes at... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-02 16:44:41 UTC ]
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It’s surprisingly easy to make government records public on Google Books

While working on a recent story about hate speech spread by telephone in the ’60s and ’70s, I came across an interesting book that had been digitized by Google Books. Unfortunately, while it was a transcript of a Congressional hearing, and therefore should be in the public domain and not subject... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2018-04-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dover Publications Looks Beyond The Public Domain

Dover will add royalty-paying titles to its large and historically successful catalog of public-domain based works. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Laws to publish 'inside story' of Coalition

Former Liberal Democrat MP David Laws has written a book exposing the ‘inside story’ of the Cameron-Clegg coalition. Biteback Publishing m.d. Iain Dale acquired world rights to Coalition by David Laws, which will be published in Spring 2016. The book, which will be supported by a ‘major press... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Time to shine a light on the tax system

The argument that publishing company tax information in the public domain will be "misleading" - and therefore the plan should be dumped altogether - does not stack up. Continue reading at 'The Sydney Morning Herald'

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2015-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Conan Doyle Estate Appeals Copyright Case to Supreme Court

The Doyle estate is hoping to overturn two lower court decisions that affirming that the character of Sherlock Homes is in the public domain, in anticipation of a full appeal. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon and Hachette take ebooks battle into public domain

The stand-off between the internet retail giant and the publishing corporation has drawn both sides into open contention over commercial termsThe extraordinary stand-off between Amazon and Hachette saw battle lines further entrenched on Tuesday as both parties took to the public arena to insult... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-07-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Appeals Court Affirms Sherlock Holmes is Public Domain

In a ruling Monday, an appeals court affirmed that the character of Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How to Upload Public Domain Books Straight to Your Kindle — For Free

If you're looking for digital versions of older books to download, check out Project Gutenberg first. The site is filled with stuff that has lapsed into the public domain, which means it's free.     Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2014-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read EPUB books in your browser

Rudi Lehnert asked if there’s a way to open and read .epub books in a browser. Most of the ebooks I read are in the .epub format, primarily because I’m allergic to Digital Rights Management. (An .epub can have DRM, but they usually don’t.) A handful of e-tailers sell unprotected .epub books,... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2014-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It’s Elementary: Court Rules Sherlock Holmes is Public Domain

In a December 23 ruling, a federal judge declared that the character of Sherlock Holmes, as well as other characters and elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic series are in the public domain. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Easily find free ebooks

Summer’s winding down, but there’s still time to score free ebooks for any vacation reading. In this video, we’ll show you you where to go online to get free books, which are often classic novels now in the public domain. You’ll want to start with Project Gutenberg’s site, which offers the most... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2013-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Self-Publishing Rules the EBM at Indies

When On Demand Books introduced its Espresso Book Machine to the U.S. book trade in 2008 by installing a beta model at Northshire Books in Manchester Center, Vt., the company promoted it as a tool for printing backlist titles and books in the public domain, as well as for authors who wanted to... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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