Open Letter Books, a small press operating out of the University of Rochester in New York, is trying to offer those readers a head start. Unlike some large publishing houses that occasionally release translated works, Open Letter only publishes works in translation.
In 2005, the Authors Guild brought a lawsuit against Google for digitally scanning books without permission of the books’ authors. In November 2009, a court approved an amended settlement between the Guild and Google that gives authors the option of opting out.
The last bookstore in Laredo, Texas, closed its doors for good one month ago this week. This bilingual and bicultural border town, long challenged by high illiteracy rates, is now adjusting to its new reality.
Every week, it seems, there’s an announcement of a new electronic reader — a new gadget for reading that is NOT one of those of soft or hardbound pieces of printed matter we’ve all carried around with us all our … Continue reading
The Google books story sounds pretty simple on the surface: Google wants to digitize or scan a large portion of the world’s books, and then make them available for people searching a subject. That part is fairly straight forward. After … Continue reading