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Comixology and Scholastic Sign New Distribution Pact (The Digital Reader)Morning Roundup
No, they didn’t invent a practical Iron Man suit, but comiXology did just sign a new distribution agreement with Scholastic, the leading children’s and academic publisher.
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Harper’s Magazine Embracing Digital Apps to Compete with the Atlantic (Good e-Reader)
Harper’s Magazine originally launched in 1850 and is second oldest magazine next to Scientific America. The company has been notorious about not walking down the digital path and is consistently losing readers to the Atlantic. This may change, as Harper’s Magazine is launching a series of digital reading apps for iOS and Android this fall.
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Faulkner Estate Can’t Sue Sony Over Nine-Word Misquote (Techdirt)
Last year, we wrote about one of the more ridiculous copyright claims we’d seen to date (which is saying quite a lot), in which the estate of author William Faulkner sued Sony Pictures over the Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris. The issue? Owen Wilson’s character, at one point, misquotes (with credit) a Faulkner quote.
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Google Starts Selling eBooks in Nine More European Countries (Paid Content)
Google is now selling ebooks in The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans (and 3 others)

 
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