Morning Roundup: Sherlock Holmes drama; test-driving Oyster; more
September 17, 2013 | 8:59 am
By Joanna Cabot
This time, Reddit was the one that avoided naming the wrong suspect, while mainstream outlets bungled the story — but the bigger picture is that both traditional media and crowdsourced media have their strengths.
The Conan Doyle estate claims that having that single book under copyright means that the entire character is covered by copyright.
Test-Driving Oyster, a Netflix for Books (The Digital Shift)
Is Oyster set to become the “Netflix for ebooks”? It has the makings, even if it’s not quite there yet. Subscribers pay $9.95 a month for an unlimited access subscription to ebooks in Oyster’s catalog. Right now, the catalog of available titles is small—some 100,000 titles. If that grows, Oyster will prove to be an extremely viable method for accessing ebooks.
Canadian eBook Adoption on the Rise (GoodeReader)
The eBook adoption rate in Canada is one of the highest in the world, as 41% of parents and 27% of teens have already adopted digital reading. BookNet Canada is predicting this number will dramatically increase.
Kindle Daily Deal: The Winemaker (and 3 others)