A whole new data point in the publishing gender bias

A new data point has entered the discussion of gender biases in the publishing world. Earlier this year, we reported on the “literary cooties” that seem to plague women inRead more »

Amazon convinced the New York City Department of Education to give it $30 million to sell ebooks

Amazon’s got a soft spot for New York in that empty Minion box it calls a heart. Late last year, they hinted that they might open up a store in Manhattan, though it turned outRead more »

This week in legislative ineptitude: State of Georgia wildly misconstrues purpose and meaning of the word “copyright”, sues man for helping people understand the law of the land

An interesting story has been unfolding over at TechDirt the last couple of weeks. As reported by Mike Masnick, Carl Malamud, owner and operator of the transparency advocacy group Public.Resource.Org,Read more »

Was the oldest fragment of the Quran just discovered in the UK?

In a surprising discovery at the University of Birmingham, a fragment of the Quran dated to the late 7th century may shed new light on the early days of the holy book’s publication history.Read more »

Should President Obama and the Iran negotiators have read Trump: The Art of the Deal?

Donald Trump, the large ego-filled balloon currently outpolling his fellow 2016 Republican presidential candidates, is a big fan of books. Specifically, books coauthored by Donald Trump. Specifically, one particular bookRead more »

Going, going, gone! The rush sale of The Financial Times

The Financial Times newspaper was sold yesterday to the Japanese financial media group Nikkei. The FT had been owned by Pearson Publishing Group, one of the biggest players in theRead more »