Weekend Roundup: Lesson libraries can learn from Amazon. Digital first sales questions

amazonSyracuse School District Distributes Almost 100,000 Books for Summer Reading (GalleyCat)
A school district in Syracuse New York has plans to send every K-5 student in the district home with a backpack full of 10 books for summer reading.

Four Lessons Libraries Can Learn from Amazon (Digital Book World)
It is hard for my view of the world not to be informed by the two years I spent working in senior management at Amazon.

Should You Have the Right to Sell Your eBooks and Digital Music? (GigaOM)
How should the first sale doctrine apply to digital goods? Members of Congress came to New York to hear the opinions of publishing executives, librarians and others.

Young Adult Books: Why Grown-Ups Shouldn’t be Embarrassed to Read Them (CNN)
I read plenty of other books (yes, for “grownups”), too, and probably even more than I used to because my hunger for good words is so keenly whet.

Kindle Daily Deal: The Art Forger (and others)

About Joanna Cabot (1595 Articles)
"I’m a journalist, a teacher and an e-book fiend. I work as a French teacher at a K-3 private school. I use drama, music, puppets, props and all manner of tech in my job, and I love it. I enjoy moving between all the classes and having a relationship with each child in the school. Kids are hilarious, and I enjoy watching them grow and learn. My current device of choice for reading is my Amazon Kindle Touch, but I have owned or used devices by Sony, Kobo, Aluratek and others. I also read on my tablet devices using the Kindle app, and I enjoy synching between them, so that I’m always up to date no matter where I am or what I have with me."

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