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James Patterson endows independent bookstores: Not many dead
September 17, 2013 | 4:04 pm

Connoisseurs of James Patterson's grandstanding on behalf of the traditional book trade won't be surprised to see this latest stunt. Patterson has now pledged to give $1 million of his own money to support independent bookstores in 2014. He appeared on CBS to announce the fact, in a segment subtitled "Man on a Mission," ostensibly focused on saving lives - by encouraging kids to read - and saving bookshops. Hailed in the Los Angeles Times as "the perennial bestseller and author of the Alex Cross novels," Patterson has been here before - spending his own dough to defend a publishing and...

Does Apple Own the Digital Page Turn or Doesn’t It?
November 20, 2012 | 7:05 pm

By Brian Howard | for Book Business On Friday afternoon, The New York Times' Nick Bilton posted an item on the paper's Bits blog entitled "Apple Now Owns The Page Turn," citing U.S. Patent D670,713. Incredulous, Bilton wrote: This design patent, titled, “Display screen or portion thereof with animated graphical user interface,” gives Apple the exclusive rights to the page turn in an e-reader application. Yes, that’s right. Apple now owns the page turn. You know, as when you turn a page with your hand. An “interface” that has been around for hundreds of years in physical form. I swear I’ve seen similar animation in Disney or Warner...