Texas Cities Corinth and Denton reach Service Agreement

Texas Cities Corinth and Denton reach Service Agreement

Since 1975, Corinth, Texas has been a member of the Lake City Libraries. They decided to leave last fall. A recent partnership between Corinth and the Denton Public Library will allow residents to use Denton’s library service for a reduced price, finally ending Corinth’s long-standing agreement with the Lake Cities Library. The …

Less Lord of the Flies and more Sense and Sensibility

Less Lord of the Flies and more Sense and Sensibility

The title of this post is courtesy of the Mayor of San Francisco. The mayor’s letter to the commissioners proposed creating a Family and Education Fun Zone around the library and suggested that the first step should be instituting actual penalties for breaking the library’s long-standing code of conduct. Previously, …

University of Pennsylvania plan to cut Math and Science Libraries Unpopular

University of Pennsylvania plan to cut Math and Science Libraries Unpopular

A plan by the University of Pennsylvania to cut back on two of its branch libraries – one for engineering and the other for math, physics, and astronomy – has yielded an outcry from students and professors who say the books are critical to their studies and research. Both libraries …

Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Posted to Amazon by author Carl Ashmore: Hi guys, I thought I’d make you aware of a recent situation I’ve found myself in. In July 2010, I gained a gold star for my children’s book The Time Hunters (Book 1 of the acclaimed series for children of all ages) on …

Professional versus Unprofessional Publishing

Professional versus Unprofessional Publishing

The distinction now is no longer between “traditional publishing” versus “self-publishing.” The distinction now is between professional versus unprofessional publishing. My first 10 books were done unprofessionally. Even the ones with the big publishing houses. They will probably hate me now. I hope not. I really like the people I …

Vinton Cerf on the Future of Libraries

Vinton Cerf on the Future of Libraries

You have no idea how eager I am to ensure that the notion of library does not disappear – it’s too important. But the thing is, it’s going to have to curate an extremely broad range of materials, and increasingly digital content. I am really worried right now, about the possibility …

The Possible Death of Agency Pricing

The Possible Death of Agency Pricing

Agency Pricing seems to be dying. Agency as we knew it is on its death bed. Penguin titles are now being discounted by retailers and the rest of Penguin Random House titles will soon follow. – Agency Dead? Penguin Ebooks Discounted Some say this is a good thing. “The consumer …