Morning Roundup6 Cool Things Bookstores Do in Addition to Selling Books (Book Riot)
Bookstores sell books. We’re all clear on that, right? But lots of stores — the smart ones — are going beyond just selling books to their customers. They’ve branched out into services, experiences, and other intangibles, and they’ve done it without abandoning their fundamental connection to books.

If You’ve Got Nothing to Hide, You Actually Have Plenty to Hide (Techdirt)
The line “if you’ve got nothing to hide, you have nothing to worry about” is used all too often in defending surveillance overreach. It’s been debunked countless times in the past, but with the line being trotted out frequently in response to the NSA revelations, it’s time for yet another debunking, and there are two good ones that were recently published.

What do Authors Really Need to Know About Copyright? (Good e-Reader)
The digital reading revolution opened up readers’ eyes to the potential for screen reading, authors may have believed they were limited to self-publishing their work via a dedicated e-reader platform, at least in the early days of this current climate of digital publishing, in actuality, publishing has taken on a whole new meaning and there are unique copyright issues that go along with it.

Babar to Get His Own App (AppNewser)
Babar, the King of the Elephants, is coming to an app soon. Nelvana Enterprises and the Clifford Ross Company have partnered with Cupcake Digital and are working on enhanced story apps based on Babar and the Adventures of Badou, the 2011 animated TV series that is based on the original books.

Kindle Daily DealsInvitation to Die by Helen Smith (and 3 others)


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