News & Notes is a monthly or bimonthly post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff
- In a Swift Decision, Judge Eviscerates Internet Archive’s Scanning and Lending Program (Publishers Weekly)
- Manuscript Thief of 1,000 Books Will Not Receive Prison Time (Book Riot)
- War Has Taken Its Toll on Ukrainian Publishing (Publishers Weekly)
- Better Than Nothing Is Not Enough: Exploring the Limitations of AI-Narrated Audiobooks from a Disabled Person’s Perspective (Kendra Winchester, Book Riot)
- Two sides to a story: why feminist retellings are filling our bookshelves (The Guardian)
- Roald Dahl: What’s at Stake? (Kenny Brechner, Publishers Weekly) An opinion piece on the implications of altering Dahl’s books, and a plea to maintain the integrity of literary texts. Contrast this piece with the following one:
- Why I Decided to Update the Language in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Children’s Books (Theo Downes-Le Guin, Literary Hub). The author’s son and literary executor explains why he agreed to change seven words whose meaning and understanding have changed since her books were written.
- Margaret Atwood on being banned in Virginia, communicating with dead writers and her new short story collection (The Guardian)
- BookTok is Good, Actually: On the Undersung Joys of a Vast and Multifarious Platform (Leigh Stein, Literary Hub)
- Things (Some) Readers Find Annoying About Books and the Book World (Book Riot)
For Writers & Bloggers
- Protecting Your Work, especially if you publish through Kindle Direct Publishing. (Publishers Weekly) TL:DR version: Pay the $65 to copyright your work through copyright.gov. Note: there have been several recent reports of authors having their books and KDP accounts suspended for copyright infringement, even though they are, in fact, the copyright owner.
Lists of Links
- A roundup of book censorship news (and a survey for literary agents) (Book Riot) The list of links is depressingly long.
Cool, Fun, and Awesome
- Did you know you can make your own swag on Zazzle or Cafe Press? I just ordered myself a custom Bookwyrm’s Hoard tote bag from Zazzle. I can’t wait ’til it gets here!
Nice post. I like that you catch me up with book news.
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Great post! I love the custom book bag. 🙂
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