Morning Roundup: Amazon officially launches Kindle Unlimited. Sherlock Holmes rights battle
July 18, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
How I Became a Knausgaard Truther (Pacific Standard)
Did companies in Norway institute Knausgaard-free days in response to the popularity of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiographical novel My Struggle? It’s a question that led to a search for proof that something never happened.
Amazon Officially Launches Kindle Unlimited eBook and Audio Subscription Service for $9.99 a month (GigaOM)
The service is only available in the U.S. for now. About 640,000 titles are available, the bulk of them from Amazon’s own publishing imprints or by self-published authors who’d previously enrolled their books in Kindle Select.
Sherlock Holmes and the Battle Over Literary Rights (The Telegraph)
Setback for Arthur Conan Doyle’s heirs as US Supreme Court refuses to hear their plea against author Leslie Klinger using the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
Researchers Bring Tactile Learning Into the Digital Realm (The Digital Shift)
Using our hands, Jamalian realized, is crucial to learning—and something slightly missing in the 2-D world of flatscreens, where kids primarily swipe and tap.
Kindle Daily Deal: The Flamekeepers (and others)