Corporate sponsors have been a part of literary prizes for quite a while. It's a safe, usually non-controversial cause for a corporation to support and helps with the sponsor's reputation. And there is no question that the prize money is much bigger when there is a major corporate sponsor.
Read more... September 18, 2014
A California judge has released transcripts of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in the copyright infringement case and they are quite shocking. The children of Marvin Gaye are suing Thicke and Pharrell for plagiarizing Gaye's hit "Got to Give it Up" when they wrote last summer's massive hit "Blurred Lines."
Read more... September 15, 2014
Comic books icon and novelist Alan Moore has finished the first draft of his second novel which is called Jerusalem. The million word novel is nearly twice the length of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
Read more... September 12, 2014
Kindle customers received their court-mandated notice from Amazon.com today which explains the settlement between Apple, the Department of Justice and the states' attorneys general in the ebook price fixing case.
Read more... September 10, 2014
Alicia Keys is only 31 years old but she has already won multiple 14 Grammy Awards and sold millions of copies of her albums worldwide. She is also the co-founder of the charity, Keep a Child Alive, and has helped raise millions of dollars for AIDS research.. She was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform the song. She recorded a video backstage explaining how she wrote her new single, "We Are Here."
Read more... September 9, 2014
Romance novelist Rachel Ann Nunes is suing kindergarten teacher Tiffanie Rushton for plagiarizing her romance novels and for harassing her online. Nunes is a Mormon writer who writes G-rated women's fiction, including romances and urban fantasy. She has filed a lawsuit against Rushton, asking for injunctive relief and damages.
Read more... September 8, 2014
Amazon.com continues its expansion in the book publishing arena. It announced the launch of KDP Kids, which has been created to assist children's book authors in publishing both chapter books and illustrated books in the Kindle store.
Read more... September 4, 2014