Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- Not all fictional characters are protected under US copyright law. Are yours?
- Here are seven social media tips for authors.
- The ebook library management tool Calibre turned 15 years old on 31 October. I have been using it on and off since mid-2007, back when it was still called libPRS500.
- If this article is accurate, Scribd has expanded from cheating subscribers to also cheating authors. (I am frankly not surprised.) EDIT: Writer Beware got a look at the contracts in question. They are that bad.
- A bunch of YA authors got together and tried to exploit their fans using NFTs. Fortunately this project died before it even got started.
- This author thinks she has invented Facebook and Goodreads. (No one tell her about Wattpad.)
- Computer-generated audiobooks have returned under a new buzzword banner (in this case, yes, AI is a buzzword). Let’s hope the quality is better than previous attempts.