Newsworthy stories this morning include Lego recreations of pivotal scenes in books (link), a new report on the library ebook market (link), results from a survey into European piracy (link), and more.
The most important story today is Hugh Howley's report on author earnings, book rankings, and ebook prices in the Kindle Store. You have to read it. Seriously.
- Are New York Publishers Still Relevant? (Penny C. Sansevieri)
- Book contracts (Studio Tendra)
- Chrome OS gets more touchy with pinch-to-zoom, virtual keyboard (Liliputing)
- Connecticut: ‘Wait and See’ How Library E-book Market Develops (PW)
- Five reasons why you need a professional editor for your novel (TeleRead)
- How Much of Your Phone Is Actually Screen? (Gizmodo)
- Impatient readers lead to rapid-fire series release (MobyLives)
- Lagardère reports that eBook sales now account for over 10% of sales, Hachette revenue up 6% (Talking New Media)
- LEGO literature (Waterstones Blog)
- The Report (Author Earnings)
- That’s a lot of pirating: 68% of Europeans download or stream movies for free (GigaOm)