Tag: ebooks

News & Notes – 11/02/2019

News & Notes – 11/02/2019

Worth Reading/Viewing The Evolution of the English Village Mystery, After the Golden Age (Deborah Crombie, CrimeReads) “Libraries are Not the Enemy:” A Guest Post from Wendy the SuperLibrarian on the Macmillan eBook Embargo (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books blog) The hunt for Shakespeare’s library: ‘I couldn’t stop looking if I wanted… Read more »

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News & Notes – 9/14/2019

News & Notes – 9/14/2019

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News Libraries and Archivists Are Scanning and Uploading Books That Are Secretly in the Public Domain (Vice.com) Tennessee School Bans Harry Potter Books Because the… Read more »

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News & Notes – 1/31/15

News & Notes – 1/31/15

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, and other cool stuff Book News The Andersons Make Bid to Buy Books-a-Million (Publishers Weekly), but the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC is investigating to see if… Read more »

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Not again! Print books vs. ebooks

Not again! Print books vs. ebooks

This showed up on Facebook recently, shared by an author who doesn’t agree with it. I have to say that I’m getting tired of this argument. The content is the book, and the book is the content. Paper or electronic is just the medium. It’s fine to prefer one medium… Read more »

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News & Notes – 4/13/13

News & Notes – 4/13/13

News & Notes is a weekly Saturday post featuring book- and publishing-related news, links to interesting articles and opinion pieces, giveaways on this and other blogs, and other cool stuff. Worth Reading:   Author and president of the Author’s Guild Scott Turow wrote an opinion piece on “The Slow Death of… Read more »

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Libraries Without Books?

Recently, my attention was drawn to a Boston Globe article about Cushing Academy, a New England prep school. It seems that headmaster James Tracy has made the decision to remove almost all books from the school’s library. The library will instead be a place where students can access information electronically…. Read more »

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To e-book, or not to e-book?

I’ve been thinking a lot about e-books over the last six months: wondering when and whether I should give them a try, weighing their pros and cons. E-books do have some distinct advantages over bound books. They don’t use paper or ink, and the books themselves don’t take nearly as… Read more »

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