Tag Archives: ebooks

Sunday Links, August 18, 2013

Not the Booker Prize published its long list. Some really marvelous-sounding books there. The shortlist was announced a few days later, and Neil Gaiman is at the top. Sounds like I need to pick his new book up soon. The winner will be announced on October 12. The finalists for the David Gemmell Legend Awards […]

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Sunday Links, April 21, 2013

The longlist for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for 2013 has been announced. I could happily spend the rest of the year just reading books on that list. The shortlist for the Commonwealth Book Prize for 2013 has been announced. This prize is awarded for works written in five geographic regions: Africa, Asia, […]

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Sunday Links, April 7, 2013

The British Science Fiction Award winners have been announced. The winning novel, Jack Glass: The Story of a Murderer by Adam Roberts, only became available in the United States on April 1, 2013, so grab it and its winning cover art now. The Philip K. Dick Award winners have been announced. As it happens, Lost […]

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No More Prix Fixe Lunch: Justice Department Sues Apple, Publishers

OK, so this is big. Today the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division sued Apple and five of the big six major publishers—Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster—claiming they conspired to thwart Amazon by artificially raising prices on eBooks. The alleged collusion originated with the introduction of Amazon’s Kindle in 2007, and the company’s tactic […]

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A Second Chance with Dzanc’s rEprints

Of all the independent presses Like Fire holds in high regard, Dzanc Books is one of our favorites. Is it hokey to refer to an organization in this day and age as a class act? Because Dzanc deserves the distinction across the board, from its catalog to its production values—those buttery covers!—to founder Dan Wickett’s […]

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ALA, Publishers Go to the Table

One bit of good news from ALA Midwinter is that big publishers will finally be sitting down to some serious discussion about eBook lending. At the end of this month Macmillan, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin will be meeting in New York with ALA to broach the topic in—we hope—civilized fashion. At this point, none […]

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Angry Penguins

It seems that the newest line in that sandy area between big publishers and Amazon—or big publishers and OverDrive, to put a finer point on it, or big publishers and libraries, if you want to feel really paranoid—has been drawn. The artist this time in Penguin Group USA, which has announced that it’s pulling its […]

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