Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Great Regulars: Although the study points out that there is

"virtually no quality assurance" in Amazon's consumer reviews, which can also be "gamed" by publishers or competitors submitting false reviews, they found that, nevertheless, experts and consumers agreed in aggregate about the quality of a book.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Amazon consumer book reviews as reliable as media experts


Authors are paid 6.05p every time their physical books are borrowed from the UK's public libraries, up to a maximum of £6,600, under the government-funded Public Lending Right scheme. But ebooks and audiobooks, a growing sector for library users, are not currently included in the scheme, even though the Digital Economy Act of 2010 paved the way for this to be done.

from Alison Flood: The Guardian: Pay us for library ebook loans, say authors


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