Morning Coffee – 4 May 2020
Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- The newly launched Publishers Weakly activist Twitter account was interviewed this week.
- A survey conducted at the Edinburgh book festival revealed that over half of authors hear voices in their head – the voices of their characters.
- Wired fell for the cover story on the IA’s National Emergency pirate site. The real story is that this is not about helping libraries; it’s about Brewster Kahle wanted to get sued in order to rewrite copyright law.
- Holly Brady reminds us that Ingram double dips when it comers to fees on the POD books it distributes.
- The state of Georgia lost its claim to the copyright on its law code this week when the US Supreme Court ruled that the law cannot be copyrighted, nor owned.
- Morgan Hazelwood has advice on how to get accepted as a guest at cons and book fairs.
- How would you like to use a bookstore as your Zoom background?
- A school boards plan to take five classic novels off the curriculum backfired.