News and Views: A Random Smattering

There were a few publishing stories in the news this week, but nothing which I had any strong opinions about. Although some of the readership may feel more strongly about things than me so I’ll briefly discuss them up here in no particular order.

Kobo debuted a new line of eReaders this week. While they’re nowhere near challenging Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Apple for the majority of ebook sales, the dedicated ebook company is probably around to stay and worth looking into if you happen to be shopping for a new device.

Amazon launched the Kindle Store in Mexico earlier this week.

And the ongoing fight between Google and the Authors Guild over the Google Library Project has returned to court this week. Having dealt with all the various appeals, this should be the final leg of the eight year trial.

Was there any other interesting publishing news I missed this week?


Microbiology graduate student, book blogger, science blogger, and sometimes fiction writer.

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August 2013
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