The big brouhaha today is over Amazon’s newest idiotic move… pulling all books from publisher Macmillan from its direct sales (you can still buy them from third-party sellers). Interesting commentary is available from John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow. Add this to the already long list of reasons I won’t be leasing e-books anytime soon.
In case you need some awesome books to read, the Williamsburg Regional Library has put together a ridiculously extensive list of best books of 2009.
This Confessions of a Book Pirate article is pretty interesting, especially this line: “Just because someone downloads a file, it does not mean they would have bought the product.” I certainly would not have read 131 books last year if I had had to buy all of them (thank you, library!), and nearly all of the books that I buy these days are ones that I’ve read first, then decided to buy, not the other way around. (via The Guardian)