harper leePublishers Posted Solid 2014 Sales Gains (PW)
Driven by gains in the children’s/young adult and K–12 instructional materials segments, publishers’ sales hit $15.72 billion in 2014, up 4.9% over the previous year, according to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program.

Self-Publishing Erotica: If You Write It, There is an Audience for It (GoodeReader)
Yes, this is the world of self-published erotica, and in the race to garner readers’ attention (and their money), authors are writing more and more fantastical tales starring some of the most bizarre main characters ever written.

Harper Lee’s Agent Disputes Claims of Elder Abuse (GalleyCat)
Alabama state officials opened an investigation following complaints about Harper Lee possibly suffering from elder abuse.

Years Of Brainwashing The Public Into Thinking Everything Creative Must Be ‘Owned’ Has Led To This New Mess (Techdirt)
Musicologists who have compared the two songs note that they’re actually really, really different. The only thing that’s the same is “the feel” of the songs. And “feel” is not something covered copyright.

Kindle Daily Deal: More Than 35 Bone-Chilling Mysteries (and others)


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