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|YES, SOME OF AMAZON'S ACTIONS ARE COMPLETELY OUT LINE
Amazon's Monopsony Is Not O.K.http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/20/opini ... .html?_r=1"Can we trust Amazon not to abuse (their) power? The Hachette dispute has settled that question: no, we can't."YES, PRINT BOOKS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK
Real books can defeat Amazon and e-bookshttp://www.usatoday.com/story/money/col ... /17376253/"Books, alas, will always be at a marketplace disadvantage if book publishers lack the leverage to control the way they are sold. But (publishers') future, if they have one, will only be in real books. In rebuilding a market for the physical object. Making better objects. Rebuilding the culture of books (for which an actual bookstore is necessary). Children, in new research, gain much less from reading (or, in the new word, accessing) books on a screen than they do reading actual books. Perhaps adults do too..."
See also:Print Books Are Not Dying. In Fact, They Seems To Be Making A Comeback! http://writersweekly.com/the_latest_fro ... 12014.htmlARE BOOK SALES MORE VALUABLE THAN INTEGRITY?
Simon & Schuster keeps its fabulist on bookshelveshttp://www.cjr.org/the_audit/simon_schu ... _fabul.php"C. David Heymann got his books published by a string of respected publishers, which was quite a feat given his well-documented history of fabrications, falsehoods, plagiarism, and highly questionable reporting dating to 1983..."DID A POLITICIAN TRY TO GET A REPORTER FIRED OVER AN UNFLATTERING STORY?
Did Rauner camp interfere with this Sun-Times reporter's job?http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... gobusiness"A Chicago Sun-Times reporter hired former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins to investigate whether the campaign of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner tried to interfere with his employment after the newspaper ran a story unfavorable to the politician."AS THE RELATIVE OF SOMEONE WHO WAS A VICTIM OF CHILD S*XUAL ABUSE, I'M NO LONGER A FAN OF JOHN GRISHAM.
Grisham says sorry for remarkshttp://www.wlox.com/story/26803460/gris ... rn-remarks"Novelist John Grisham apologized Thursday for saying in an interview that many men imprisoned for ch*ld p*rnography offenses in the U.S. probably just had too much to drink and 'pushed the wrong buttons.'"POSTING A TRUE NEGATIVE REVIEW COULD COST YOUR $10K OR MORE IN LEGAL EXPENSES
How libel chill is quashing negative online reviewshttps://ca.news.yahoo.com/libel-chill-q ... 00416.html"'It's cheap to threaten and expensive to defend. So yes, many people become very quiet when they're faced with the realistic possibility that they're going to have to defend against a libel claim even if what they said is true. Because it's all very well to defend, but if it costs $10,000 to defend a true comment, well you're out $10,000. How much is it worth?' said Paul Alan Levy, a lawyer who specializes in free speech issues related to the internet for the Washington, D.C.- based Public Citizen Litigation Group."NOT POSTING THE FAMILY'S FULL RESPONSE COST THIS PAPER £55,00 IN LIBEL DAMAGES + ATTORNEY FEES
Kate and Gerry McCann criticise press after libel payouthttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-29470599"Kate and Gerry McCann said the paper did not provide them with a proper opportunity to comment and chose not to publish key parts of their response."I AGREE WITH THE PRISON ON THIS ONE
Convicted murderer sues state of Connecticut over prison p*rn banhttp://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/20/co ... -porn-ban/"A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights."