Archive: November 22, 2009 - November 28, 2009

Dissecting the Google book settlement

The Washington Post's Cecilia Kang explains Google's revised book settlement on her Post Tech blog. Kang appeared on C-Span's Book TV where she dissected the revised agreement between the search giant and publishers and authors groups that was submitted earlier this month to a federal judge in New York....

By Steven E. Levingston | November 25, 2009; 5:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Internet as the real world

How do you ensure trust on the Internet? In the communities of Facebook, Twitter and blogs, it's hard to know who is who and what is true? These issues are tackled in "eTrust: Forming Relationships in the Online World," published by the Russell Sage Foundation in September. Edited by Karen...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 25, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Barnes and Noble's Nook, best airport books, Sarkozy and Camus, James Patterson's new series

Barnes and Noble says it has sold out of its e-reader, the Nook. New shipments won't go out until January. ... Hudson Booksellers, the bookstore travelers turn to while waiting it out at the airport, has released their list of the best books of the year. ... Conservative French president...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 24, 2009; 11:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

The euphoria of silence

Sara Maitland fell in love with silence while living alone in the countryside. She was in her late 40s and had been at the center of a noisy world most of her life: as one of six children and then as a vocal feminist and mother. In "A Book of...

By Steven E. Levingston | November 23, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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