Amazon goofs, author loses out on royalties

Author Gets Shafted On Royalties By Amazon

News by Rob Hart
November 3, 2011 (13) comments
Amazon goofed and gave away a self-published author's eBook for free--and with more than 5,000 free downloads, he lost out on more than $20,000 in royalties
Irony for dummies

"For Dummies" Publisher Dragging BitTorrent Users to Federal Court

News by Brandon Tietz
November 2, 2011 (1) comments
John Wiley and Sons, publishers of the popular "For Dummies" series, have filed a lawsuit against 27 BitTorrent users.
Crime authors compete to have morgue named after them

Crime Writers Compete To Have Morgue Named After Them

News by Rob Hart
In a unique fundraising effort, ten leading crime authors are competing for the right to have a morgue named after them in Scotland
Harper Finds God

HarperCollins Gets God

News by Brandon Tietz
HarperCollins had just acquired Thomas Nelson, a company specializing in inspirational and religious books.
Scientist studies health risks of reading while using the toilet

Science Finally Addresses Health-Related Risks Of Reading On The John

News by Rob Hart
November 1, 2011 (8) comments
A pediatric gastroenterologist from Israel undertook a study to examine the relative health of our bathroom reading habits, and the results may shock you (but probably won't).
National Novel Writing Month

Today Marks The Start of National Novel Writing Month

News by Rob Hart
November 1, 2011 (5) comments
National Novel Writing Month, a.k.a. NaNoWriMo, starts today, a competition that encourages people to write 50,000 words by the end of the month

LitRecapper: That Time of the Month

November 1, 2011 (12) comments
It's that time of the month again! Actually, it's the first time we've reached the end of a month. It's LitReactor's One-Monthiversery, and we have a very special segment of Recapper to share!
Science says eBooks add atomic weight to eReaders

Scientist Says eBooks Add Atomic Weight To eReaders

News by Rob Hart
November 1, 2011 (4) comments
Utilizing the magic of science and logic, a UC Berkley scientist says that eBooks do add additional weight to your eReader--on the atomic level
JK Rowling reveals that she almost killed off Ron Weasley

JK Rowling: Ron Weasley Almost Didn't Make It To The End

News by Rob Hart
October 31, 2011 (5) comments
JK Rowling has revealed that she nearly killed Ron Weasley halfway through the Harry Potter series out of 'spite.'
Sparkly vampires earn the ire of real vampires

Anne Rice Weighs In On The Debate Of Our Times: Should Vampires Sparkle?

News by Rob Hart
October 31, 2011 (4) comments
Vampire Queen Anne Rice has sparked quite a bit of discussion on her Facebook page about the sparkly nature of vampires.