Book Riot: The Art And Therapeutic Act Of Weeding Your Digital Shelves

Book Riot: The Art And Therapeutic Act Of Weeding Your Digital Shelves . “A few years ago, the urge to weed out my books hit me hard. I had a fierce desire to cleanse my two bedroom apartment of all unnecessary stuff. This was before Marie Kondo and was utterly a ‘We have too much crap’ type of thing. After going through my physical bookshelves and weeding out a good chunk of those to turn in at my favorite local bookstore, I realized, as my eyes fell on my Kindle, that there were other books that could be weeded out.”

Publishers Weekly: Educational Publishers File Suit to Block Sale of Pirated E-books

Publishers Weekly: Educational Publishers File Suit to Block Sale of Pirated E-books. “According to the lawsuit filed in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the pirate sites are selling unlicensed e-books using Google ads which they place in response to searches for the publishers’ legitimate content. While the lawsuit proceeds, the publishers, through the Educational Publishers Enforcement Group which brought the action, were granted a temporary restraining order that calls for the immediate shut down of the illegal activity on these sites, as well as the cessation of the services that support the sites.”

Techdirt: Giant Publisher Macmillan Goes To War Against Libraries

Techdirt: Giant Publisher Macmillan Goes To War Against Libraries. “f you’re not already aware, most libraries offer ebook lending — which gives borrowers temporary access to an ebook, just like borrowing a hard copy library book. I use this all the time to borrow ebooks from my local library (which has also resulted in my buying permanent copies of many of those books). However, Macmillan has decided to crack down on the practice. “

Internet Archive Blog: Weaving Books into the Web—Starting with Wikipedia

Internet Archive Blog: Weaving Books into the Web—Starting with Wikipedia. “The Internet Archive has transformed 130,000 references to books in Wikipedia into live links to 50,000 digitized Internet Archive books in several Wikipedia language editions including English, Greek, and Arabic. And we are just getting started.”

Publishers Weekly: Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

Publishers Weekly: Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market. “The American Library Association (ALA) has delivered a written report to the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers that ‘unfair behavior by digital market actors,’ including Amazon and some major publishers, is ‘doing concrete harm to libraries.’ The report, delivered last week to a House antitrust subcommittee investigating competition in the digital market, comes as lawmakers are taking note of the growing backlash to Big Five publisher Macmillan’s decision to impose a two-month embargo on new release e-books in public libraries.”

TorrentFreak: Ebook Piracy Grows, Contrary to The Trend

TorrentFreak: Ebook Piracy Grows, Contrary to The Trend. “Research from the Netherlands shows that the percentage of pirates has declined across all popular entertainment in recent years, except for Ebooks. The data, which also reveals some intriguing piracy demographics, suggest that book pirates are missing something in the current legal offerings.”

The Next Web: These free ebooks from Sonarworks are a godsend for studio engineers

The Next Web: These free ebooks from Sonarworks are a godsend for studio engineers. “The studio calibration experts at Sonarworks recently launched an ebook series aimed at helping musicians and engineers get the most of out their home studio. If you dabble in music production and/or recording, these free PDFs should be considered must-read material.”