A History of Intellectual Property in the United States (Scholarly Kitchen)
The history of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the United States may not seem to be the most interesting topic in the world, but my favorite history podcast, BackStory with the American History Guys, manages to make it compelling on many levels.
Simon & Schuster Opens New Publishing Division in Canada (Good e-Reader)
Simon & Schuster has a print and distribution center in Canada, that sends print and eBooks to the various stores and retail chains. In the past, if you were a Canadian author you actually had to publish with S&S in the US or via one of their imprints. This is no longer the case! Canadian authors can now publish directly with Simon & Schuster in Canada.
Free is Not the Magic Number (Paid Content)
Ebook pricing strategies are changing fast as the market evolves and retailers and publishers amass more data. Here are some new tips.
The Future of Smartphone Reading (GalleyCat)
How will we read books in 20 years? A new infographic charts the birth of the smartphone, traveling from 1946 patent all the way to the cloudy future of digital reading.
Kindle Daily Deal: Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers (and 3 others)