SoA demands Internet Archive stops lending books ‘unlawfully’

The Society of Authors has demanded the Internet Archive’s Open Library stops lending books "unlawfully" online in the UK, arguing the US practice of Controlled Digital Lending is a breach of copyright. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA open letter demanding Internet Archive stops 'unlawful' lending gets 750 signatures

More than 750 people have signed a Society of Authors (SoA) letter demanding the Internet Archive stops its Open Library project lending scanned books online in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Read Mark Judge’s “Wasted” gen X book, courtesy of the Internet Archive

A hard-to-find book by Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge has appeared online. Copies of Mark Judge’s out-of-print memoir, Wasted: Tales of a Gen-X Drunk, are listed on Amazon for $150 and more, but the book by Brett Kavanaugh’s high school friend is now available on the Internet... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: What Libraries Need to Consider When Looking at E-book Lending Solutions

E-book lending in libraries has its challenges, but as the explosion of new players, platforms, and service providers in the field suggests, it is on the upswing. How do you choose which ebook lending service is best for your library? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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E-book sharing: Amazon and book publishers' stupid attempts to curtail lending sites.

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SoA launches book club to celebrate literary estates

The Society of Authors will launch a bi-monthly book club on Twitter next month, to celebrate a selection of favourite titles from works in its literary estates. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-22 16:59:37 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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Macmillan stands by e-book lending change amid ALA outcry

Macmillan in the US has apologised to librarians for not informing them of upcoming changes to its e-book lending policy but has refused to amend it amid an outcry and 150,000 signature petition. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-31 03:00:10 UTC ]
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‘The Last Kids on Earth’ leaps from books to Netflix to toys. Next stop: billion-dollar franchise

The brand strategy behind the best-selling book series expanding to Netflix, toys, and video games. When my son Henry was seven he hated reading. Hated it. Loved the story part, hated the reading part. Now 10 years old, Henry is rarely farther than arm’s length away from a book.Read Full Story Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-10-30 07:00:43 UTC ]
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Congress launches digital markets competition inquiry as US e-book lending row continues

Congress has launched an inquiry into digital markets competitions as the row over e-book lending to libraries in the United States continues.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-24 13:43:25 UTC ]
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Resale of e-books 'unlawful' under EU law

The resale of e-books on sites such as Tom Kabinet are "unlawful under EU law", advocate general Maciej Szpunar has ruled. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 10:43:35 UTC ]
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Latvian Publishers Association Demands a Cut in the VAT Rate on Books

The publishers' association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country's VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases. The post Latvian Publishers Association Demands a Cut in the VAT Rate on Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-08-15 05:30:56 UTC ]
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'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler will join Ta-Nehisi Coates at his L.A. book tour stop

National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will bring his new book tour to Los Angeles in October, where he'll be joined by a special guest: "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-07-10 10:00:02 UTC ]
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‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler will join Ta-Nehisi Coates at his L.A. book tour stop

National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates will bring his new book tour to Los Angeles in October, where he'll be joined by a special guest: "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler. Coates is scheduled to discuss his forthcoming novel, "The Water Dancer," with Coogler at the West... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-07-10 00:15:00 UTC ]
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Publishing 'sleepwalking into oblivion' over library e-book lending barriers, says librarian

The book world is “sleepwalking into oblivion” if there are not changes to the terms under which e-books are made available to libraries, a chief librarian has warned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 06:29:44 UTC ]
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SoA launches £5,000 prize for illustrated children’s books

The Society of Authors has launched a £5,000 book prize for ‘quirky’ illustrated books for children aged 0-7. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-01 18:13:35 UTC ]
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Penguin stops printing Pedro Baños book after antisemitism claims

Investigation led by Julia Neuberger finds Spanish edition of How They Rule the World has ‘echoes of Jewish conspiracy theories’Penguin Random House has stopped short of demands to withdraw Pedro Baños’s How They Rule the World from sale, but will print no further copies of the book after an... Continue reading at The Guardian

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How Has the Internet Changed Book Culture?

A PubTechConnect event this week posed this question and more to some of the internet's most influential young books personalities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Visa issues could stop authors attending Edinburgh Book Festival, warns director

Problems obtaining visas to enter the UK could put off authors from attending the Edinburgh International Book Festival, its director has warned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 05:37:20 UTC ]
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Pullman and SoA call on government to tackle online book piracy

Society of Authors president Philip Pullman and 32 other leading writers have called on the government to tackle “the blight” of online book piracy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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