FTC returns money from online operation promising free gas

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun to send more than 58,000 refund checks to consumers who lost money to Green Millionaire, a company that promised a free book explaining how to power cars and homes at no cost, but then billed customers for an online magazine they never ordered. The agency is returning more than $1.9 million it recovered in its case against the company, the FTC said Friday. The amount recovered represents about 54 percent of consumers’ estimated loss in the case, the agency said. Victims of the operation will receive an average of $33.88 from the FTC, based on individual loss. People receiving checks from the FTC should cash them within 60 days, the FTC said. Background The FTC filed a complaint against the San Francisco-based operation in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in April 2012. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Continue reading at 'PC World'

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Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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How to save money on buying books – or get them for free

From using your local library and supporting independent bookshops, to borrowing virtuallyMany websites offer ebooks and audiobooks at no cost. Project Gutenberg lists more than 67,000 out-of-copyright titles which can be read online or downloaded in a wide range of formats. Similarly, Librivox... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Ed PR launches free series of online salons for publicity hopefuls

Books and culture PR agency ed public relations has launched a series of free online "salons" to demystify the role publicists play within the industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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These Online Publications Are Not Free … and Readers Don’t Mind

Defector, The Daily Memphian, The Dispatch and other outlets of recent vintage are driving a shift in the digital media business. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A Guide To Finding The Best Free Online English Literature Courses

A guide that can serve as a starting point to help you find interesting, relevant and fascinating free online english literature courses. Continue reading at Book Riot

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LoveAudio campaign returns with online events

#LoveAudio, the Publishers Association's annual audiobook campaign, will return for a fifth year this month. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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10 Free Holiday Romance Short Stories You Can Read Online

These free holiday romance short stories are ready for you! Choose the magic of kisses under the mistletoe and read them right away. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Chicago High School Students Get Free Digital Access to Obama's 'A Promised Land'

All Chicago Public Schools high school students and staff can freely access the e-book and digital audio of 'A Promised Land' through December 31, 2020, via OverDrive's Sora app. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Returns and p.o.d. need to be reconsidered, says Blackwell's operations director

Printing on demand and bookshops' returns policies are two major areas of the industry that need to be addressed to move the trade towards a more sustainable operation, delegates at the Independent Publishers Guild conference heard on Wednesday.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Christian Cooper wrote a graphic novel about birding, and you can read it online for free.

We’ve all seen the video by now: Amy Cooper, a white woman, lying to police about Christian Cooper, a writer and longtime birder who politely asked her to move her dog out of a part of Central Park designated for birdwatching. Now, he’s written a graphic novel about birdwatching for DC Comics,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is releasing her new book, "The Ickabog," in free online installments. The first two chapters are out now. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Harry Potter series creator is also asking her young readers to supply illustrations for the print version of the novel, available in November. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Hodder Education offers free online resources to students

Hodder Education is offering students nearly £1m worth of online learning resources, following the closure of schools owing to coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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4 of the Best Free Holiday Short Stories Online About Season’s Drama

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Facebook News debuts with 'free money' for publishers

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PRH launches free online guide to getting published

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