Google learns how to say “opt-in” — en Francais — when it comes to the scanning of copyrighted books. Meanwhile, Barnes & Noble cracks open the legal books and cites the Tunney Act to label the proposed Dept. of Justice settlement with publishers in the Apple price-fixing case as not in the public interest.
“The proposed settlement, B&N argues, is not in the public interest because it would restore Amazon’s place of dominance, and would injure independent bookstores, authors, other publishers, and consumers—and of course, it would harm B&N, too,” Publishers Weekly‘s Andrew Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.
Among the week’s PW reviews, Genreville’s Rose Fox finds that Delia Ephron’s newest, The Lion Is In, is “fun, refreshing, and incredibly touching.” A trio of women running from the past and looking to rebuild their lives take up waitress jobs at a ramshackle roadside diner that’s home to a former circus lion named Marcel. “Fans of Ephron and newcomers alike will find plenty to enjoy in this read,” says Fox.
Every Friday, CCC’s “Beyond the Book” speaks with the editors and reporters of “Publishers Weekly” for an early look at the news that publishers, editors, authors, agents and librarians will be talking about when they return to work on Monday.