Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- It’s time to get police out of libraries.
- Here are five ways you can raise opt-in rates for your mailing list.
- The AAP is suing over Maryland’s library ebook licensing law.
- Sounds good to me – Pre-1923 audio recordings are entering the US public domain next month.
- Many couples merge their household goods, but how many merge their libraries?
- Publishers are slowly realizing that having lots of social media followers doesn’t necessarily lead to lots of book sales.
- Here are ten best practices for offering a digital subscription. It’s mostly focused on website content, so it feels rather dated in the age of Patreon and Kickstarter.
- Kobo just released a report on how Canadian ebook habits have changed since the pandemic started.
- Few seem to realize this, but the rise of book vending machines in schools changes books from something everyone should have into something you only get with the approval of the authorities, and it worries me. (No, I’m not crazy, but I will probably have to write a blog post to explain.)
P.S Have i told you yet that I am on a panel at Discon III SF convention this week?