Tag: libraries

News & Notes — 5/18/13

News & Notes — 5/18/13

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. Books & Ebooks in the News: “Ebooks Now Make up 1/5 of U.S. Book Sales”  (Lauren Indvik, Mashable.com)  And, from… Read more »

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News & Notes — 5/04/13

News & Notes — 5/04/13

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. Books & Ebooks in the News: “One Year Later, the Results of Tor UK Going DRM Free” (Julie Crisp, Tor.com). … 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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News & Notes — 3/30/13

News & Notes — 3/30/13

Worth Reading:  “What If the Google Reader Readers Just Don’t Come Back?” (MC Siegler, TechCrunch) “A new candidate for “World’s Worst Index” — and some indexing advice” for self-publishers, from Michael N. Marcus.  As an indexer, the indexes shown here make me both cringe and laugh hysterically.  This is why… Read more »

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News & Notes — 3/09/13

News & Notes — 3/09/13

Worth Reading:  “Why does Magic Need So Many Rules?” Fantasy author N. K. Jemison (The Killing Moon) explores whether magic in fantasy really needs to make sense, have a price, and conform to an internally logical system. (io9) “Five reasons why stats don’t matter and you shouldn’t care” (Cuddlebuggery blog) … Read more »

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Library quotes

Library quotes

This and six other quotes, all featuring pictures of gorgeous libraries, can be found at Daniel Dalton’s Tumblr blog.  Enjoy! Twitter Facebook 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

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News and Notes — 1/26/13

News and Notes — 1/26/13

artist’s conception of the interior of the BiblioTech   Two interesting developments on the library front:   In North Carolina State University’s new library, robots bring you the books you want; the stacks are closed to humans.  (Flavorwire)  And Bexar County, Texas, is about to open BiblioTech, the first all-ebook… Read more »

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News and Notes: 12/15/2012

I’ve had a really busy week (with non-blog stuff), so I didn’t have a lot of time to read articles this week.  But here are a few that caught my eye: Stefanie Cohen explains “Why Women Writers Still Take Men’s Names” (and occasionally vice versa.)  (The New York Times)If you’re… Read more »

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News and Notes: 12/08/12

Remember Reading Rainbow, the PBS children’s show about books hosted by Geordi LaForge – excuse me, Levar Burton?  Here’s a nice remix music video put together by John D. Boswell (aka melodysheep) for PBS Digital Studios, entitled “In Your Imagination.”  Enjoy! Author Andrea K Höst shares “A Rough Guide to… Read more »

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