This is a busy week in the discussion about ebooks, technology, libraries, and the publishing industry. Authors are also speaking out and taking more control over rights to their work.
Author Kate Wilhelm, who has published dozens of novels and short stories for over 50 years, will now publish her out-of-print titles, as well as those of her late husband, at InfinityBox Press, her new publishing company.
Our colleagues at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library explain why Karl can't get ebooks from his library and have started a petition to send a message to publishers. As Karl says, "Reading is everyone's business."
Jenny Shank, at MediaShift, talks about the role of libraries, budget cuts, service demands, digital information, publishers, and the digital divide.