Goodreads is Broken


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Goodreads and exclaims that just about everything about it is broken. I’m pretty sure I can’t agree with that (confession – I am a Goodreads fan), though certainly it would be nice if Goodreads was committed to continually reviewing and improving the site. What are your thoughts on Goodreads?

For more visit:
https://onezero.medium.com/almost-everything-about-goodreads-is-broken-662e424244d5

2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards Winners


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the winners of the 2019 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/09/02/138479/nsw-premiers-history-awards-2019-winners-announced/

2019 Dagger Award Shortlist for Best Crime Publisher


The link below is to an article that takes a look at the 2019 shortlist for the Dagger Award for best crime publisher.

For more visit:
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/09/03/138533/shortlist-announced-for-inaugural-dagger-award-for-best-crime-publisher/

The Amazon Renewed Ebook Reader


The link below is to an article that takes a look at Amazon’s ‘Renewed’ project – that is, refurbished ebook readers.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/what-is-a-renewed-e-reader-on-amazon

The Internet Archive: Controlled Digital Lending


The link below is to an article on controlled digital lending – via The Internet Archive (of which I am a fan).

For more visit:
http://blog.archive.org/2019/08/28/protecting-books-from-harm-with-controlled-digital-lending/

Audible Captions Update


The links below are to articles reporting on the latest news regarding Audible Captions and the controversy surrounding that initiative by Amazon. Note, the latest articles are at the top.

For more visit:
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/09/points-counterpoints-publishers-v-audible-captions-lawsuit-lines-are-drawn-copyright/
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-fires-back-at-publishers-and-says-captains-are-fair-use
https://goodereader.com/blog/audiobooks/audible-captions-will-not-include-works-from-major-publishers
https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2019/08/30/138445/audible-halts-captions-on-major-publishers-titles/
https://publishingperspectives.com/2019/08/american-publishers-lawsuit-amazon-audible-captions-rollout-delayed/