David Nicholls Sees Showrooming as “Gentile Shoplifting”, Wants Kids to Get Off his Lawn

Yesterday The Guardian, that bastion of all that is good and true and British, published a summary of author, screenwriter, and former bookseller David Nicholls’ recent keynote speech at the London Book Fair’s Digital Minds Conference. In between lamenting the demise of the horse-drawn carriage and the rise of women’s suffrage, Nicholls took a few minutes to express his… Read More »

Yes, the Success of the “American Sniper” Enhanced Edition is a One-Off

Many startups have made a go of producing enhanced ebooks, and so far no one has had much luck in creating a real market. But  Clare Swanson , writing for Publishers Weekly, thinks that HarperCollins has found a way forward. Swanson is pointing at the success of the enhanced version of Chris Kyle’s novel*, American Sniper, and asking… Read More »

Ancestry.com Files Bogus DMCA Notice to Keep Public Domain Records Offline

Long the go-to site for declassified US govt documents, The Black Vault has recently faced a setback in its efforts to digitize and upload records from Project Bluebook, the US Air Force’s decades long program which documented UFO sightings and alien contact reports. It seems that Ancestry.com did not take kindly to The Black Vault copying some… Read More »