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 Boing Boing. Until […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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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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Canadian publishers turn to e-book discounts to entice readers amid COVID-19

Some Canadian publishers are offering special deals on e-books in a bid to entertain readers and pay authors during the COVID-19 shutdown. Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2020-03-23 09:00:00 UTC ]
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Mountaineers Books Names New Publisher as It Turns 60

As Mountaineers Books—the independent publisher of outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation books—turns 60, it shifts around its staff. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-25 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Cairo international book fair turns away jailed publisher's company

Khaled Lotfy, whose firm Tanmia published a new edition of a book about Egyptian double agent Ashraf Marwan, has been sentenced to five yearsCairo international book fair has excluded imprisoned publisher Khaled Lotfy’s firm from the event citing “security reasons”, the International Publishers... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A Public Space Branches Into Book Publishing

The literary magazine, founded in 2006 by former 'Paris Review' editor Brigid Hughes, is launching a book publishing imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Religion Publishers Suspend Publication of Accused Pastor’s Books

At least two Christian publishing houses are halting the publication of books by Bill Hybels, the former pastor of a megachurch outside of Chicago, amid allegations against him of sexual misconduct. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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From 'Trump Survival Guide' to 'Hillbilly Elegy,' book publishing turns to all things political

The business of publishing and selling political-themed books moved front and center with the dawn of the Trump era in Washington. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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New York Public Library launches imprint to publish books inspired by its collections

From colouring and picture books for children to work by adult authors including Maira Kalman, new project will celebrate the library’s role in the life of the cityA treasure trove of rare books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and more are set to fire the imaginations of authors in a new venture... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Evernote turns your prose into published books

Looking to get that novel you've been plugging away at in your "spare time" published with ease? Well, Evernote now offers an option for doing just that, thanks to a partnership with FastPencil. The note-taking and productivity repository allows you... Continue reading at Engadget

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London Book Fair 2014: Open Source for an Open Publishing Ecosystem: Readium.org Turns One

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the formation of the Readium Foundation (Readium.org), an independent nonprofit launched in March 2013 with the objective of developing commercial-grade open source publishing technology software. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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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Tennessee Public Library to Publish Books with IngramSpark

A public library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched its own publishing imprint, Academy Park Press, using the IngramSpark platform for distribution and print-on-demand. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Star Tribune Publishes Serialized Novel in Paper, Turns it Into an e-Book

Lynn Liedman wakes up every morning looking for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. She’s been a loyal subscriber for years, but it wasn’t until this summer that she really got hooked. She’s not reading for news. Inst ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Guardian Books to publish Secret Footballer

Guardian Books is to publish a title by the newspaper's columnist The Secret Footballer.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Digital Domain: For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War

E-books and audio books on the Web site of the New York Public Library. Publishers are waiting for an industrywide approach to e-lending to gel. Continue reading at The New York Times

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When I find fiction too draining, I turn to books about books. They can be as thrilling as a whodunit.

Among other things, you’ll learn how a crime novel is written and what it’s like to own a book store in Scotland. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Barnes & Noble's Book Publishing Arm Gets a New Publisher

The bookseller has hired Emily Meehan as publisher and chief creative officer of Sterling Publishing in what it called part of a relaunch of its publishing division. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Templar Books to publish cartoonist Tom Gauld's debut picture book

Bonnier Books UK's Templar imprint has acquired cartoonist Tom Gauld's first picture book, The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mirror Books to publish true crime book

Mirror Books has acquired true crime story The Witness by journalist Nicola Tallant.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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