BTG015 Kafka, Wylie, Evanovich, E-Books, Copia, and More


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Links for “Behind the Grammar” number 15 for August 3, 2010.

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Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor

Unpublished Short Story Found in Kafka Papers

Unpublished Franz Kafka story ‘discovered’

Report: Opened safe-deposit boxes reveal unseen Kafka manuscripts

Fight for Kafka’s Papers Winds through Israeli Courts

Kafka Manuscripts: The Fight Over Kafka

New DMCA Ruling Protects Fair Use

What New DMCA Copyright Loopholes Mean to You (PC World)
The iPhone Jailbreak: A Win Against Copyright Creep (Time)

Librarian of Congress Announces DMCA Section 1201 Rules for Exemptions Regarding Circumvention of Access-Control Technologies (Official Announcement)

Creative Commons: Defining Noncommercial (Creative Commons)

Janet Evanovich Switches Publishers

Publishing Plum Sours (Goodnight Gutenberg)

Evanovich switches publishers, signs 4-book deal (AP)

Wiley’s Exclusive E-Book Deal with Amazon

Conversation: Exclusive E-Books Deal Stirs Publishing World (PBS)

Wylie-Amazon: Publishers Have Largely Brought This on Themselves. Amazon Exclusivity Is Major Concern. (Authors Guild) *Highly Recommended

Andrew Wylie’s publishing deal with Amazon: The Day of the Jackal

How to Self-Publish an E-book (CNET)

Addendum: Author Economics of the Odyssey-Amazon Agreement (Authors Guild)

Odyssey not commercial, says Makinson (The Bookseller.com)

Why Agents Will Morph Into Electronic Publishers

Digital Shockwave: How Millions of Dollars and the Survival of the Publishing Industry are at Stake (Huffington Post)

Wylie threatens broad digital expansion (Financial Times)

The Kindle3 Has an Inactive Microphone

Why Does the New Kindle Have A Microphone?

Steig Larsson Becomes the First Author to Sell 1 Million Kindle Books

Stieg Larsson Passes 1 Million Kindle Books Sold

The Afterlife of Stieg Larsson

Copia E-Reader and Social Platform

$99 Color E-Reader and Social Platform to Challenge Amazon, B&N This Fall

20% of Kindle Books Sold to People Who Don’t Own a Kindle

Amazon: We have 70-80% of the E-Book Market

Barnes & Noble Offers Textbook Rentals and Textbook E-books

Barnes & Noble Becomes the First and Only Major Online Retailer to Give College Students Textbooks Any Way They Want Them – New, Used, Rental and Digital

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2 Responses to BTG015 Kafka, Wylie, Evanovich, E-Books, Copia, and More

  1. staci says:

    I THINK that the clause in the DCMA law in about non commercial video might cover things like fan video clips a lot of fans make little videos of their favorite musical artists. This was a huge battle on YouTube. I doubt we will an influx of these videos just a relaxation of what I call “copyright cops” from record companies and the like. These kids aren’t selling the videos they are just showing their appreciation for their favorite musical artist.

  2. Ellyn says:

    Awesome podcast. I’ve read and loved Kafka, but I confess I’ve never known much about him. Thanks for enlightening me!