In the latest issue of The New Yorker, Louis Menand offers a balanced take on the current copyright wars.
Shelf Awareness reports that Amazon’s net loss amounted to $437 million in the last quarter.
The New Yorker reports on the disappearance of alternative weekly local newspapers.
Authorities have cracked down on dissident authors in the wake of the Hong Kong protests, Reuters reports.
Amazon has offered authors unprecedented opportunities, but these opportunities come with a cost, David Streitfeld of the New York Times reports.
Textbook prices have risen dramatically in the last twelve years, but students are not paying more money for textbooks. NPR reporter David Kestenbaum resolves the paradox.
Book Business attributes the current “audiobook boom” to celebrity readings and consumers’ need to multitask.
With the FireChat app, cell phone users can create an internet without cell towers and without WiFi nodes. The technology makes it hard for governments to shut down communication between opponents of the regime.