Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Book news from PW daily

Authors Guild Appeals Google Decision
In a filing with the district court, the Authors Guild gave notice that it is appealing Judge Denny Chin’s to dismiss its copyright suit over Google’s library scanning program. There was no brief filed at this time, but the notice makes good on the Authors Guild’s vow to file an appeal of what Authors Guild executive director Paul Aiken told PW was “a fundamental challenge to copyright." more »

Court Rules Sherlock Holmes is Public Domain
In a December 23 ruling, a federal judge declared that the character of Sherlock Holmes, as well as other characters and elements of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic series, are in the public domain. more »


The Year the Book Became a Luxury Object: As e-books strip down and physical books class up, there's one reason left to buy the paper kind: beauty.

Novels Boost Brain Function : New research carried out at Emory University found that reading a good book may cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory.

How Many Novelists are at Work?: Writing a novel is like starting a small business and investing thousands of hours without knowing exactly what it is you’re going to end up selling. It’s a leap of faith every time, even for someone who is five novels into a career.

'I'm Looking for a Book...': A day in the life of a bookstore clerk.

Daily Routines of Famous Writers : Brainpickings culled descriptions of writing routines from some legendary authors. 

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