Google Books Is Good for Everybody

In 1990, Pierre N. Leval, then serving as a federal judge, ran across an unexpected stumbling block while crafting a Harvard Law Review article about the “fair use” doctrine of American copyright law. To wit, he was worried that quoting his own cases, exactly as they had been published in law volumes, might itself run afoul of then-narrowing fair use guidelines, which govern how much of someone else’s copyrighted work you can lawfully quote without asking permission. Continue reading at 'Slate'

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The Good Book's Not So Good Numbers

The 'State of the Bible' finds reading frequency is slumping although the use of apps and listening to audio versions of Scripture is on the rise. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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London Book Fair 2017: Judge Pierre Leval Defends Google Books Decision, Fair Use

The author of the appeals court decision that legalized Google Books last April told attendees that the case was not close. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Word-of-Mouth: Good Books or Just Great Books?

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13 feel-good books to brighten your summer

No disrespect meant to the downers of the literary world, but sometimes you just want a book that makes you smile. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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U.S. Book Show: The Pandemic and Publishing: How Has Covid Changed the Industry for Good?

Industry experts discussed the normalization of working from home, the dearth of in-person networking in the age of Covid-19, new expectations among a younger generation of publishing professionals, and more on the second day of the 2022 U.S. Book Show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Google Play Books Expands AI Audiobook Narration

Google Play Books has announced that publishers in six countries can now create, edit, publish, and sell auto-narrated audiobooks on its platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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11 Best Books About Prison (Plus One for Good Behavior)

Daniel Genis, author of the new memoir 'Sentence: Ten Years and a Thousand Books in Prison,' recommends 11 essential books about life behind bars. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Here it is, the only good book trailer ever made.

Look at these lads go! (They are holding a copy of Don Winslow’s forthcoming novel, City on Fire, which comes out in April.) A 47 second break from the world to make you smile!pic.twitter.com/O48b1Kq8zm — Don Winslow (@donwinslow) March 9, 2022 Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Sure, Google is handy, but what about the mighty book index?

In “Index, a History of,” scholar Dennis Duncan delivers an informative and witty history of those oft-overlooked back pages. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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LeVar Burton Chimes In On Banned Books Debate: 'That's Where The Good Stuff Is'

In a "Daily Show" skit, the "Reading Rainbow" icon urges youngsters to seek out several controversial titles even as he's blocked from doing so himself. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

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Book sales should finish 2021 on a good note, but a number of factors could mean softer sales in early 2022, NPD BookScan noted during a webinar on third-quarter sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Physical books are alive with memories. Has the pandemic pushed them into the ether for good?

Zoom book clubs and e-books are no match for physical books and the experience of sharing them with friends in person. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Aisling Fowler was watching her husband play a video game when inspiration for the heroine of her début novel first came to her. “He’s very keen to stress that he’s not a gamer,” she laughs, talking to me over video call from Sydney, where said husband is currently working. The female main... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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David Duchovny wants to be taken seriously as a novelist. His new book makes a good case.

“Truly Like Lightning” is an irreverent and ambitious tale that shows off the “X-Files” actor’s literary chops. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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