public domainWhy I Came Back to Poetry (Book Riot)
I’m not a very good reader of poetry yet. I couldn’t tell you the first thing about the craft of poetry, stanzas, or technique — but that’s what keeps drawing me back to it; the fact that there is so much more to learn.

Business Musings: Beginner’s Luck (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
One of the most astonishing moments I had as the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction occurred at the Hugo award ceremony. A writer won a Hugo with a short story I had rejected. He got in my face—literally inches away from me—and said, “I bet you’re sorry you rejected me, aren’t you?”

Stop The Presses: Disney Tells Court About The Importance Of The Public Domain (Techdirt)
Hopefully the Supreme Court makes quick work of this and sides with Disney in protecting the public domain on patents. But it will be interesting to see these statements come back up a couple of years from now as Mickey Mouse nears the public domain again, won’t it?

How Will People Read Books 20 Years from Now? (GoodeReader)
Over the course of the last two weeks we ran a poll on Good e-Reader, asking people to look into the crystal ball and weigh in on how the majority of readers will be consuming books 20 years from now.  441 people from Canada, US and UK all participated in the research.

Kindle Daily Deal: A Man Called Ove (and others)

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