This Saturday we'd like to share three pieces of news for you....
The Continuation of our SlaughterHouse 5 Drama...
Part 2: On August 6, 2011, I then told you that in response to and direct protesting of the banning of this book, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library decided to donate one copy of Slaughterhouse-Five to every student in the school.
Which now brings us to Part 3 of our drama. The good news: The Missouri school has decided to lift the ban, and will keep copies of Slaughterhouse-Five in their school's library.
The bad news: it will basically be under lock & key. And the only way a student can borrow the book is to have a parent or guardian sign for it.
Umm...isn't that the same thing as banning it??
Arnold Schwarzenegger to Release Memoir
Simon & Schuster has announced on Thursday that they have acquired all rights to Arnold's memoir, tentatively titled "Total Recall". The memoir will be released around October, 2012.
Schwarzenegger has written books before, but they have all been about body building - and Simon & Schuster expect that this memoir will internationally fly off the shelves. As for me...I'd totally read it!
How about you? Will you read Arnold's Memoir?
Amazon Kindle to Connect to Public Libraries :)
So Amazon has finally given in and allowed Kindle users to be able to connect to e-books at more than 11,000 libraries across the country.
Christopher Platt, a director at the NY Public Library stated that 'From January to Septepmber, the number of e-books checked out increased by 75 percent over the same period last year."
Of course, while libraries are ecstatic, many publishers are worried that readers will no longer buy digital books, but only borrow them. At least two of the six major publishers: Macmillan and Simon & Schuster, do not make their books available to e-libraries.
Do the publisher's have a point? Will you stop buying digital books - and only borrow?
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!