Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course (io9)
A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic[ation] [of the books] from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators over their inclusion.
TeleRead Take: I found Lolita to be pretty offensive in my English Lit course, but it never occurred to me to protest and ask to have it removed from the curriculum. Doubt anyone would have listened to me anyway. Times have changed.
List of Android Apps with Text-to-Speech Support (the eBook Reader)
A few days ago I posted about the various Kindle devices and apps that support text-to-speech. That got me thinking it would be a good idea to put together a list of Android ereading apps that also support text-to-speech (TTS for short).
TeleRead Take: For those of you who want/need TTS, it’s not a bad list.
Update: Nate from Ink, Bits & Pixels reminded me that he created a more comprehensive list a few months back.
How Le Guin (Accidentally) Got It Right: Amazon is Manipulating the eBook Market (Ink, Bits & Pixels)
And then Amazon launched KU, and by manipulating the monthly pool of funding they let the payment drop to the point that novels were no longer profitable. Amazon also let KU subscribers read as much as they want, thus encouraging snacking on short works.
TeleRead Take: Guess who is planning some short stories to offer in KU. I don’t plan to stay exclusive forever, but for 90 days to try it out? Not much to lose.
French Regulators: Google Must Apply ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Globally (eWeek)
France’s main data protection authority, CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, has given Google 15 days to start applying EU’s “right to be forgotten” (RTBF) mandate on search results worldwide, or face potential sanctions.
TeleRead Take: I think we’re going to see lots more of the Streisand Effect around this law.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Sister’s Brother (and others)