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AWOL from the Net: Enough parent-child media, says Cory Doctorow

By David Rothman
August 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

Cory Doctorow says the Internet needs more parent-child media, as opposed to more censorship and firewalls. Read his Guardian column here. He’s welcome to agree or not, but his thinking is very [...]

Audible.com offers great audiobooks, lousy player applications

By Chris Meadows
February 14, 2015 // 11 Comments

Audible has a great selection of audiobook downloads, and reasonable prices—especially if you buy during one of their frequent sales, using the discount offer for buying them together with certain [...]

Cory Doctorow speaks on self-publishing, Amazon, DRM, Hachette, and a whole lot else besides

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 16, 2015 // 2 Comments

Cory Doctorow came over to Budapest at the invitation of the Center for Media, Data and Society of Central European University to speak on policing computers and other issues. In the course of a [...]

Night Vale co-creator shares secrets of success: Love and integrity

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Welcome to Night Vale has long passed the point where it needs any introduction, with the spinoff book deal just one of the many developments around the hugely popular, slightly unsettling podcast [...]

Writers and GamerGate

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Anyone not living under the same rock that many of its adherents crawled out from under will surely know by now about GamerGate, the supposed activist movement to defend traditional computer gaming [...]

Webcomic ‘Help Desk’ takes on e-book DRM

By Chris Meadows
July 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you could use a good chuckle, webcomic “Help Desk” has just started a storyline focusing on e-book DRM. (The storyline then continues here.) It seems to have been inspired by the letter that [...]

Dumping DRM is not a panacea

By Chris Meadows
June 20, 2014 // 10 Comments

As I’ve watched the e-book market develop, I’ve gradually lost a good deal of patience with the argument that DRM is the thing keeping people locked into the Amazon Kindle ecosystem. The latest [...]

Cory Doctorow fights high school censorship with 200 copies of Little Brother

By Chris Meadows
June 6, 2014 // 5 Comments

On BoingBoing, Cory Doctorow writes about a high school in Pensacola, Florida that had been scheduled to have his novel Little Brother in its summer reading program until the principal put his foot [...]

London’s Literary Conference 2014 targets digiterati/digital wannabes

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

The UK's Literary Consultancy, self-described as "the UK’s most established editorial consultancy, supported by Arts Council England," and "the UK's leading editorial assessment service," has launched The Literary Conference, billed as "an essential event for writers and those working with them, to catch up on the very latest in technology and thinking in the book publishing world." [...]

Which Hachette books are affected by Amazon spat, and why Kindle users are locked in

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’s some more assorted Amazon/Hachette coverage. First of all, Gizmodo has some examples of the books you find on “Amazon’s hit list,” with charts comparing pricing and availability at [...]

New author advocacy group Authors Alliance seeks to counterbalance Authors Guild on fair use issues

By Chris Meadows
May 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

A group of writers and copyright experts concerned over Authors Guild overreach has formed its own new author advocacy group, the Authors Alliance, to advocate in favor of fair use of works. [...]

Humble Bundle about to launch third e-book bundle

By Chris Meadows
March 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

The launch of the new Humble Bundle is still just under two hours away (until then, you have one last chance to snag some terrific Android games, nine of them for under $4—Zombie Gunship is some [...]

Humble Bundle plans to expand e-book, audiobook offerings

By Chris Meadows
March 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

Remember the Humble E-Book Bundles? Humble’s done a couple of them (not counting the ones by other bundle sites) plus an audiobook bundle, and wants to do more. Calvin Reid has a great article at [...]

E-Books pit libraries against publishers, free against sales

By libertyc
August 7, 2013 // 8 Comments

A few pieces on the sometimes adversarial relationship between libraries and publishers when it comes to e-books have come to my attention. First, there’s this piece covering Cory Doctorow’s [...]

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley says let my freebies go

By libertyc
August 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Australian House of Representatives committee report on hardware and software pricing, geographical restrictions, copyright law, and other issues around tech and digital media in Australia, [...]

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