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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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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Dover Publications Launches Ixia Press

The Long Island–based publisher will launch its first new imprint in ten years, Ixia Press, this fall. The imprint is Dover's first move into original frontlist books outside of the graphic novels space. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-16 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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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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Recovering the Classics: DailyLit Gives a Facelift to Public Domain Titles

DailyLit is launching Recovering the Classics, a program offer readers redesigned book covers for public domain classics available as POD at Harvard Bookstore or as books. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oahu Publications, Inc. Launches New Publication

Oahu Publications, Inc. (OPI), publisher of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is launching a new publication called Metro on Oct. 1. The edgy and visually stimulating free community newspaper will be distributed weekly to downtown Honolulu, Nu?uanu, Kaka ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2014-09-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dowson joins ED Public Relations

Emma Dowson has joined agency ED Public Relations as an account director, bringing the Myriad list with her. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-11 12:59:28 UTC ]
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Food, Shelter, and the Public Library

If there is any American institution that connects the threads of literacy, learning, and community welfare, it is the local public library. But without access to healthy food and safe housing, writes PW columnist Sari Feldman, no community can fully thrive, a fact driven home during this... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Scribe to release Biden memoir for first UK publication

Scribe is publishing a new B-format paperback edition of US president-elect Joe Biden’s 2007 memoir, Promises to Keep. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-08 03:07:33 UTC ]
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2020 was a great year for at least one thing: digital book loans from public libraries.

If you, like me, could really use some nice library-oriented news right about now, you’re in luck. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given the impossibility of going to physical libraries for much of the year, readers borrowed record numbers of ebooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines from public... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-01-07 15:34:02 UTC ]
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S&S Cancels Publication Plans for Book by Sen. Josh Hawley

Simon & Schuster has canceled its planned June publication of 'The Tyranny of Big Tech' by Sen. Josh Hawley, one of the main drivers in the Republican effort to challenge the Electoral College results that led to the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-07 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Natasha Trethewey on Public Grief in Poetry and Memoir

Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic. Guest host Eddie Glaude is joined by poet Natasha Trethewey on Episode 145 of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-23 09:48:22 UTC ]
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The Skillset Podcast #9: Ilona Kisch on Public Library 2030

It’s largely accepted as a truism that libraries connect and work together—interlibrary loan, consortia, union catalogs. However, working together and connecting is not a simple task. Add in different histories, cultures, languages, political systems and you begin to get a sense of what... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-11 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing in Talks to Offer E-books to Public Libraries

The potential deal would be a breakthrough moment in the library e-book market as Amazon currently does not make its digital content available to libraries. It would also be a major coup for the Digital Public Library of America's upstart e-book platform and its SimplyE library reading app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Are Chicago Public Libraries Still Open Amid Soaring COVID Rates?

Demand an explanation for why Chicago Public Libraries are open to in-person services while COVID positivity rates soar above 15%. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-11-27 15:17:51 UTC ]
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Dr. Ruha Benjamin and Ocean Vuong have won the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

Earlier this morning, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) announced the winners of the 2020 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize for nonfiction and fiction/poetry. The Award, one of the few major literary prizes from a public library system, comes with a $5,000 purse. Previous winners include... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-23 17:59:11 UTC ]
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Oprah's Interview with Obama Airs on Publication Day

Oprah Winfrey's interview with Barack Obama premieres on Apple TV+ on Tuesday morning, just as copies of the hotly anticipated former president's memoir lands on bookstore shelves around the world. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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