Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- The Scots edition of Wikipedia is apparently a 50 thousand plus page practical joke written by someone who is not Scottish, nor do they speak the language.
- A new translation of Beowulf uses modern vernacular for parts that would otherwise be untranslatable.
- Kris Rusch is expecting an L-shaped recovery, and thinks you should plan accordingly. (I agree with her.)
- Powell’s books is no longer going to sell on Amazon.
- Scammers have moved on from pretending to be Nigerian prices to pretending to work for major publishers.
- Amazon and its fellow plaintiffs have won a preliminary injunction against a pirate ebook site.
- Here are four points to consider when designing your next book cover. (It was inspired by a terrible cover published by Penguin.)
- As one author explains, KDP is not a great platform so much as it is slightly less awful than its competition (but still awful).
- Texas Monthly has a lengthy profile of RWA founder Vivian Stephens that you need to read.