The Internet Archive’s Open Library Project


The link below is to an article that takes a look at The Internet Archive’s Open library project.

For more visit:
http://www.noshelfrequired.com/this-library-wants-every-book-including-indies-the-internet-archives-open-library-project/

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Article: Amazon Testing Kindle Ebook Cover Generator


The link below is to an article that looks at a new project by Amazon to improve ebooks for Kindle, by testing an ebook cover generator.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2013/04/03/amazon-is-now-beta-testing-an-automated-cover-generator-for-kindle-ebooks/

Article: Ebook Library for Schools


The link below is to an article reporting on an Australian government project to set up an ebook library for schools.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/breaking-australian-government-mandates-new-ebook-initiative/

Article: Rabble Reads


The link below is to an article that reports on a Kickstarter project called Rabble Reads, a place that will provide a vehicle for book reviews and recommendations.

For more visit
http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/group-looks-to-create-rabble-aggregated-book-reviews-for-indie-and-traditional-books/

Article: Book Forest Library in Berlin


The link below is to an article reporting on an interesting book library project in Berlin, Germany.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/book-forest-fallen-tree-trunks-transformed-into-a-free-book-exchange-in-berlin/

Article: Google Book Scanning


A lot has been said about Google and its book scanning projects. In one case Google has won a case for scanning books as a search project. Will this also prove useful in their case for scanning books for the Google Books project?

For more visit the article linked to below:
http://gigaom.com/2012/10/11/why-google-is-right-and-the-authors-guild-is-wrong-on-book-scanning/

Book Art: Decay of Books


The link below is to an article featuring a number of photos of a book art project that is slowly decaying. What a waste of books!

For more visit:
http://www.flavorwire.com/319252/venture-inside-of-quebecs-garden-of-decaying-books

Article: Kickstarter Project – ‘I HATE READING!’


The link below is to an article about a Kickstarter project for a children’s book called ‘I Hate Reading!’

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/i-hate-reading-childrens-book-project-featured-on-kickstarter_b52518

Article: Google Book Suit


The link below is to an article reporting on the suit being brought against Google for alleged copyright infringement. Being a big fan of the Google Books project, I would dearly love to see a solution that allows the project go ahead, yet be a very good thing for authors with copyrighted works.

For more, visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/google-wants-authors-to-drop-book-scan-suit_b51156