Goodreads Announces New Policy: Now Deletes Reviews Which Mention Author Behaviour (The Digital Shift)

Goodreads has long been struggling to decide between the opposing needs of reader/reviewers and of authors, and today the latter group has finally won out.


Firms Sign on to ‘Intern Bill of Rights’ Amid Ongoing Unpaid Labour Fights (GigaOM)

InternMatch, a start-up that helps students find internships, is calling on companies to sign a “Bill of Rights’ that promises fair treatment and paid or meaningful work. Some big names are signing on.


Digital is New Salvation for European Newspapers (GoodeReader)

European newspapers have often been shielded by the same issues plaguing their counterparts in North America. State subsidies often keep an unprofitable companies afloat, while advertising revenue continues to dwindle. In France, newspapers received €800 million in state subsidies and tax breaks last year, while tiny Greece boasted about 70 newspapers before the crisis, many fed by ads from state-owned companies.


Don’t Blame Amazon, Facebook and Twitter for the Fact That Technology Changes Behaviour (Mike Shatzkin)

In the past week, we have seen the Louis C.K. rant against smart phones, the Jonathan Franzen deep intellectual swipe at what Amazon is doing to the world of publishing, and I had an exchange with a very dear old friend who does email (his wife doesn’t), but can’t handle texting or Facebook. Or thinks he can’t.


Kindle Daily Deal: Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny and the American Dream (and 3 others


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