Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- FYI: Pottermore is turning off its ebook servers soon (they stopped selling ebooks back in September). Thus ends the era where some thought direct sales could “defeat” Amazon.
- For the past 5 years a conman has been finessing publishers, agents, and editors into sending him copies of manuscripts long before the books were released, and we still don’t know why.
- A new “paper-like” display has just hit the market.
- New York’s library ebook licensing bill has been vetoed, dammit.
- Someone is reading waaaaay to much into the Kindle going out of stock in China.
- Here are ten publishing industry predictions for the coming year.
- Dragon Dictation is widely considered the best dictation software, but it’s not your only option.
- A village known for its bookstores is dying, largely because no one thought about recruiting the next generation of booksellers until it was too late. (Or so the article is framed; one should always remember to take the spin into account.)