Here are a few stories to read this Sunday morning. (I am posting early, and with good reason.)
- The hot story this week will be Apple adding an explicit content label to some romance books. Given Apple’s history, this has the potential to be a disaster.
- There’s a dad on TikTok who has been posting videos showing how he edits Disney kids books to remove the gender stereotypes. (It’s actually pretty cool.)
- Amazon has promised that all of its hardware – including Fire tablets and Kindles – will get updates for 4 years after release.
- The DOJ is suing to block the S&S PRH merger on antirust grounds.
- Philippian researchers and educators are fighting gov’t censorship by creating an online archive of banned books.
- Facebook’s own internal studies suggest that it is harming fewer users than you would think. (These studies don’t factor in issues like radicalization, which is why the number is so low.)
- Does your book have a credits page? Why not?
- CNet has posted a list of 17 public domain books you should read.
This Sunday morning finds me traveling to Las Vegas for the 20Booksto50k author conference. I will be exhibiting on Monday before going to meetups on Tuesday and flying out on Wednesday. (If you are at the conference, please look me up.)
On a related note, who wants a free ticket to a conference?
The RWA is holding its annual conference in a couple weeks. I have a spare ticket, and since the conference is virtual that means one lucky person with an internet connection will be able to go.
Reply to this post f you are interested. I will have a friend pick someone as the winner.