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Sunday, 16 June 2024

Shelves without end

quote [ In their original complaint, the publishers contended that the Internet Archive was not a library, but a ?pirate site?:

Yeah no. The Internet Archive is a library. ]

Some updates on this ? outcome at the end of June. To my knowledge, certain books are already set to preview mode only.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@5:19pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 13 June 2024

Carolina Manga Library

quote [ The Carolina Manga library is a nonprofit charity organization based in Southern United States. They are a mobile library that promotes the use of graphic novels, comics, and Japanese manga as tools for improving literacy. ]

Reported by my local library. It's nice to see that there are still people promoting books instead of banning them. I thought it was interesting that there were people rallying together to champion their favorite type of literature and the roving library concept was neat too.
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by Wulf@2:33pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 11 June 2024

The American Novel Has a Major Problem With Fat People

quote [ Why does fiction do such a bad job of portraying fat characters? ]

I had to write the great American novel
[SFW] [literature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 5 May 2024

Angry Vendors Say They Were Deceived By Ottawa Book Festival Featuring Far-Right ConvoySpeakers

quote [ Vendors say they lost thousands of dollars after a confusing and chaotic book festival was misrepresented to them ]

40 on me like money at the book fair
[SFW] [literature] [+5 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:40amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 3 May 2024

takah? magazine ? 110

quote [ Kuchen?A Love Story / Cool Jazz and Monochromes: The Paintings of Jamie Te Heuheu / Poetry / Reviews ]

Nice writer's mag from New Zealand you can read online, found via the grumpy story Heat Death of the Internet by Gregory Bennett
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@4:28amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 22 April 2024

Dracula Daily

quote [ Get the classic novel Dracula, emailed to you in real time as it happens. ]

That was a promise too interesting not to mention. Reminds me of this other gamey dialogue that reads the whole of Moby Dick to you (can't seem to find it, gladly). Via Fallen London newsletter.
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@5:47amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 8 April 2024

On the Collapse of Small Press Distribution

quote [ Without a distributor, presses like Black Lawrence and Noemi are completely cut off from their main sources of income?and for some, SPD might have been the only affordable option left. ]

Ouch! news like these are hefty punches.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 WTF]
[by Paracetamol@7:39amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 9 March 2024

Think you have strange reading habits? Wait until you've seen how Mcluhan reads

quote [ If it?s a frivolous, relaxing book, I read every word. But serious books I read on the right-hand side only ]

That's a cool attitude, actually. (thumb)
[SFW] [literature] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@2:42pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Scammy AI-Generated Book Rewrites Are Flooding Amazon

quote [ Authors keep finding what appear to be AI-generated imitations and summaries of their books on Amazon. There's little they can do to rein in the rip-offs. ]

In this is guilty artificial intelligence
[SFW] [literature] [+1 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Why Do Archivists Get Rid Of Things (And Enjoy It)?

quote [ My message to the public, to administrators, and managers is this: next time you see an archivist discarding papers into the recycling bin, kindly ask how they came to that tough verdict rather than undermining our years of experience and training by gasping in horror at our actions. We would love to show you our thought process. We have the receipts?actually we don?t because we threw those away. ]

cool opinion piece on how collections are to be maintained.
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:00pmGMT] [0 comments]

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