Here are a few stories to read this Monday morning.
- Writers are lucky that they don’t have to deal with copyright as it affects music, where you can own the govt-granted monopoly rights to a song but not the rights to the recording of said song.
- Rachel Thompson has some tips for how authors can build their platform.
- Merriam Webster has collated a list of beautiful but useless words.
- The Onyx Boox Leaf is a 7″ ereader running Android and costing $280.
- Kris Rusch has a point when she asks why the DOJ didn’t do something about publisher mergers about 3 or 4 mega-mergers back.
- Congress is starting new enquiries into library ebook licensing.
- Book publishers say that Internet Archive is running out the clock in the discovery phase of the lawsuit over the IA’s acts of piracy.
P.S. This Monday finds me getting ready for DisCon III, the SF convention being held next month in Washington DC. If you are going, let’s meet for coffee.