Now you too can invest in obscenely expensive collectibles

Are you ready to own a small piece of a first-edition Harry Potter book? Good news: Your assets can now include a 1982 Aston Martin V8 Vantage worth $297,500, and a Bleu Saphir Lizard Hermés Birkin Bag worth $58,000, and Michael Jordan’s game sneakers from 1988, worth $22,000. They can be yours—in tiny fractions.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2019-10-31 13:54:58 UTC ]
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German publishers join collecting society to collect money from Google

Twelve German online news publishers have taken a 50 percent stake in collecting society VG Media, with the aim of receiving compensation from search engines that republish parts of news articles.Joining collecting society VG Media is the publishers’ first step toward collecting compensation... Continue reading at PC World

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'Hillbilly Elegy' author launches VC fund to invest in Triangle startups

Investor J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” has launched a venture capital firm based in Cincinnati, according to multiple media reports. The Ohio native’s firm, Narya Capital, will invest in startups in the Raleigh, Durham and cities such as Salt Lake City,... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-01-10 12:20:00 UTC ]
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Nabokov unplugged: A new collection of his essays delivers unvarnished opinions

“Think, Write, Speak” brings together the esteemed novelist’s witty judgments and literary insights. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-08 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Rakuten OverDrive in buyout deal with KKR investment firm

Investment firm KKR has signed a deal to buy digital reading platform OverDrive from Rakuten for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-26 15:47:15 UTC ]
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£3m investment will improve 'clunky' system, says head of Essex libraries

The head of Essex's libraries has branded the county's current library IT system "clunky and out of date", as she hails the opportunity to invest in the service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-23 00:45:10 UTC ]
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Rebellion Publishing snaps up new Sexton Blake collection

Rebellion Publishing has snapped up a new collection of stories featuring fictional detective Sexton Blake.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-15 15:57:24 UTC ]
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L.A. libraries will stop collecting late fees for overdue books and other materials

L.A. city officials cancel library fines, which some believe discourage working families from taking advantage of books and other library offerings. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-12-13 18:32:41 UTC ]
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Electric Lit’s 15 Best Short Story Collections of 2019

Is your attention span ravaged by living in our hellscape of a modern era? Good news: 2019 brought us plenty of brilliant short fiction. We polled current and former Electric Lit staff and contributors about their favorite collections of the year, and their picks include debuts, National Book... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-12-11 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are some of the most expensive books sold in 2019.

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[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-09 21:14:37 UTC ]
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Oneworld secures collection of lost Proust tales

Oneworld is to publish nine stories by Marcel Proust for the first time in English.  The stories in collection The Mysterious Correspondent were never published in Proust's lifetime. They were uncovered by scholar and publisher Bernard de Fallois, who previously identified Proust’s posthumously... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-09 15:21:22 UTC ]
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The Privacy Zeitgeist Means User Consent Is the New Key to Investment

Ad tech will need to reinvent itself or die, and anyone fighting the global wave of privacy-centric legislation that's sweeping the digital media sector will ultimately lose. That's the belief of Thomas Pasquet, co-founder and co-CEO of Ogury, an ad-tech company that today announced it had... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-12-05 21:44:16 UTC ]
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Canongate signs Kathleen Jamie collection

Canongate will publish "the first ever modern collection of contemporary Scottish writing on nature and landscape" curated by award-winning Scottish poet and essayist Kathleen Jamie. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Khorsandi, Gordon and Eclair sign up to expand the Bellatrix collection

Shappi Khorsandi, Bryony Gordon and Jenny Eclair have agreed to write books for the Hachette Children's Group's feminist YA collection, Bellatrix. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-29 08:02:11 UTC ]
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The best graphic novels, memoirs and story collections of 2019

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[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-21 14:08:00 UTC ]
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A new collection of Joan Didion’s work reminds us that she is her most memorable character

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[ The Washington Post | 2019-11-07 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Google Vows to Keep Investing in Journalism in Search for Sustainable Publishing Models

During the Digital Media Asia 2019 conference held in Hong Kong in October, tech giant Google reiterated its support for Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Eve L. Ewing’s debut poetry collection is being adapted for TV.

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[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-31 17:27:27 UTC ]
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Zadie Smith’s debut short story collection is a dazzling experiment in form and genre

The “White Teeth” author is witty and eviscerating in stories sprinkled with current events. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-28 16:43:26 UTC ]
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Trapeze falls in love with Domingo collection

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