Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- SyFy has a great overview of evil books in cinema and literature.
- There’s a movement to stop italicizing non-English words, but it has yet to reach critical mass.
- Amazon is now recommending Epub over Mobi when submitting files to KDP. Curiously, their help pages still recommend DOC over Epub.
- Ars Technica has a good overview of the increase in library ebook borrowing this year, although they don’t really prove the premise in the article’s title.
- A university library found that hardly anyone was filling out the the survey form when they used a print periodical in the library’s collection. They concluded that no one is using the periodicals (that is probably true).
- A book hoarder discovers the hard way that you shouldn’t store books in a greenhouse.
- The first printing of the book Word Perfect was not in fact word perfect.
- The economy is in the toilet, we are in the middle of a raging epidemic, and Republicans are trying to steal the Presidential election, but the WSJ wants you to know that books can compete with Netflix.
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