The Missing 20th Century: How Copyright Protection Makes Books Vanish

Because of the strange distortions of copyright protection, there are twice as many newly published books available on Amazon from 1850 as there are from 1950 Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2012-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Hole in Our Collective Memory: How Copyright Made Mid-Century Books Vanish

A book published during the presidency of Chester A. Arthur has a greater chance of being in print today than one published during the time of Reagan.     Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2013-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Does Copyright Make Books Disappear?

A report from the University of Illinois shows that copyright laws have squashed the market for books from the middle of the 20th century. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Miss going to the bookstore? Here are some books about books to help get you through.

‘”Confessions of a Bookseller’” and other wonderful titles remind us of the joys of shelf-browsing. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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What Makes Old Books Smell Like Old Books?

Science takes on one of the most important questions of the ages.A Kindle and iPad are great for conveniently porting your entire bookshelf in your purse. But for the majority of Americans who view the independent bookstore as a haven and who get grumpy at the idea of not feeling the physical... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2014-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book deal's the steal of the century; 4000 pirated books

An Australian group-buying site owned by Microsoft and Nine sold ebook readers bundled with a treasure trove of thousands of pirated books including the full Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series. Continue reading at The Sydney Morning Herald

[ The Sydney Morning Herald | 2012-02-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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9 Books for Those of Us Missing Libraries and Bookstores

We may not be able to escape to bookish destinations right now, but we can be transported by these books about libraries and bookstores. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Why a ‘Strange and Nerdy’ Book About Eels Is Making Waves

Patrik Svensson mixed natural history with memoir for his debut, which has become a surprise best seller and award winner in his native Sweden. Continue reading at The New York Times

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This new database shows the reading habits of major 20th-century authors.

When Sylvia Beach, the New Jersey native who published Ulysses and opened Paris’ Shakespeare and Co. (“the most famous bookstore in the world”), died in 1962, Princeton University purchased and catalogued her papers. This trove of materials reveals, among other things, the reading preferences of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Too overwhelmed to read books? A mom of four has figured out how to make it possible.

Even amid the chaos, you can find a quiet spot to turn pages. It may require some stealth. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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‘Warhol’ paints the Pop Art icon as the most influential artist of the 20th century

Blake Gopnik argues that Warhol had a lasting effect on advertising, fashion, music, film, television and photography. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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In Tbilisi, Georgia Plans World Book and Copyright Day Online

On April 23, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association expects to stream a busy World Book and Copyright Day program. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson ‘Uniting Our Forces’ n Tbilisi, the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association chair Gvantsa Jobava has... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-14 04:30:28 UTC ]
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Pandemic highlights the staying power of two 20th-century masterpieces

Albert Camus’s “The Plague” and J.M. Coetzee’s “Disgrace” deliver variations on a timely theme. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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First #Merky Books novel makes Desmond Elliott Prize longlist

The first novel to be published by Stormzy’s new imprint #Merky Books, That Reminds Me by poet and podcaster Derek Owusu, has been longlisted for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for debuts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-06 14:35:00 UTC ]
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Letter: I miss the smell of the books mixed with coffee

Bookselling has been my passion for so long, I miss the smell of the books mixed with coffee. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Collins makes hundreds of books and resources available for free

Collins has made hundreds of books and learning resources free for teachers and families as schools close over the coronavirus. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rowling, Smith and Oliver make British Book Awards '30 from 30' shortlist

JK Rowling, Zadie Smith and Jamie Oliver have made the shortlist for the British Book Awards "30 from 30" trophy that will crown one book the “best” of the past three decades. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Making a living as a comic book artist

I draw, write, speak about, teach, facilitate and organise events about comics. After graduating with a degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex, I attended art college and worked as a freelance illustrator. In 2008, I began to incorporate comics into my practice. I also... Continue reading at British Council global

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24 Children’s Book Tattoos That Will Make You Nostalgic

Check out these collected ink pieces that speak to childhood and nostalgia with children’s book tattoos for ideas on your next piece. Continue reading at Book Riot

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'Protect and respect gold-standard copyright regime', APPG tells government

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Publishing has published a new report, asking the government to "protect and respect" the UK’s gold-standard copyright regime. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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