Morning Roundup: Libraries driving digital transition, Canada Writer’s Union to accept self-published authors

libraries driving digital transitionNew Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition (The Digital Shift)
The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) published the report “Leading In and Beyond the Library,” this past January, showing the importance of school and public libraries in both state and district-wide efforts toward digital learning and the effective use of technology in teaching.

Is Canada Seeing the Death of the Niche Bookstore? (Digital Book World)
If there’s a conclusion to be drawn, then, it’s that niche bookstores are facing the same struggles as other indie bookstores. We can all support them by buying from them.

The Writer’s Union of Canada to Accept Self-Published Authors as Members (The Digital Reader)
The Writers’ Union of Canada announced on Monday that they will be the soon be the second writer’s organization to accept self-published authors as members.

What Do You Do When Fiction Fails (Book Riot)
I’m reading a book right now that is a combination of essays and short stories, and when I get to the short stories – eck, ugh, no. Onto the next essay, please and thank you.

Kindle Daily Deals: The Year We Disappeared (and others)

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