Monday, June 4, 2012
BOOK REPORT - Book News For The Week of June 3rd
The Future of Book Cover Design
Gizmodo looks at the future of the book cover and how, in the world of ereaders and ereading, it is changing and in many ways becoming obsolete. What will the future of book covers be with ereaders?
Authors Win Class Status Over Google Books
In a case that's been going on for seven years, a judge recently ruled in favor of the author to take Google to court over their plan to digitize out of print books and other writings.
10 Great Science Fiction Books for People Who Don't Read Sci-Fi
Flavorwire brings a short list of recommended science fiction books for people who've never considered themselves fans of the genre. Including Ender's Game, The Handmaid's Tale, and The Yiddish Policeman's Union, these are books well worth checking out.
Why do Ebooks Sometimes Cost More?
In this interesting article, Forbeck.com explores the reasons why some ebooks cost more than the actual print hardcover book sometimes.
Heaven and Mel
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus has written a tell-all e-book chronicling his difficulties working with director Mel Gibson that the author describes as, “Much of it is amusing, some of it is very serious and has to do with anti-Semitism and questions of values. But mostly it’s just very human. I view it as a terrific tale.”
Europe and Ereading
In a recent survey for Europe, it was revealed that over half a million Sony ereaders have been sold since the release last October.
How Germany Keeps Amazon at Bay and Literary Culture Alive
In a fascinating article in The Nation, we at the tactics and methods Germany continues to employ to keep Amazon out of controlling how they sell books and how the literary culture continues to flourish.
Ten Reasons to Avoid Doing Business with Amazon
The Nation continues on this anti-Amazon theme with ten strong reasons one should consider other avenues when looking at buying from Amazon.
The Scent of Books
And finally, it has been revealed that a company called Passion Paper has released a new perfume with the scent of ink and print books. While this may be used for body perfume, one can also consider spritzing it on one's ereader to create that real book effect.