Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- Amazon has announced several software updates coming to the Kindle.
- Librarians are talking about replacing the Dewey System. It’s not just that he was a racist and anti-Semite, but also that Dewey has structural flaws in its classification system.
- There’s a hack for Kobo ereaders which lets you connect one to a USB keyboard.
- Joanna Penn shares what she learned in ten years as a fulltime author.
- Yes, translators should be named on book covers. (So should ghost writers, but let’s address the book publishing industry’s fraud problems one at a time.)
- Amazon and its 5 moustache-twirling co-conspirators have moved to dismiss that ridiculous ebook price-fixing lawsuit.
- I don’t know what’s worse about Esposito’s recent post on the theory of ebooks, that he used it to trash ebook advocates, or that he still thinks in terms of ebooks as discrete units, and not how digital content has gone granular online. (Actually, it was the navel-gazing.)
- A US judge just ruled that Apple has to allow iOS apps to use other payment process methods. This has effectively killed the Apple Content Tax. (Let’s hope it isn’t overturned on appeal.)