Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- If you’ve ever wondered about the origins of -ston, -shire, and -chester, Rich Hollick has a fascinating post on the English place names.
- The EFF is coming to the legal defense of the IA’s pirate site, The Open Library. (statement)
- Designers are distressed at reports that Waterstones is now shelving books back cover out. (This is done so that people can read the blurb without picking up the book.)
- Mark Coker shared his predictions about the post-pandemic future of publishing.
- File this under news no one expected: College students continue to spend less on curricula.
- B&N is cutting staff at corporate, including firing the book buyers who used to have more power in the book industry than Jeff Bezos.
- The Conan Doyle “estate” maintained their reputations this week as copyright trolls when they sued Netflix for giving Sherlock Holmes “too many emotions”.