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AAP Criticized by Open Access Advocates - Posted September 12, 2007
The Chronicle of Higher Education's Jennifer Howard reports that the Association of American Publishers has landed in hot water with university presses and research librarians, as well as open-access advocates, thanks to a new undertaking that is billed as an attempt to "safeguard the scientific and medical peer-review process and educate... [GalleyCat]

Department of Non-News: A Quarter of Americans Don't Read - Posted August 22, 2007
While the AP's story jumping off a recently conducted poll certainly sounds the doom and gloom alarm - oh gasp, one in four people in America don't read! - and has now led to Association of American Publishers president Pat Schroeder to slam Conservatives who don't read with an explanation... [GalleyCat]

Authors Guild Denounces "Dead Celebs" Bill - Posted June 21, 2007
Yesterday the Authors Guild sent out an alert to its members that the organization, along with the Association of American Publishers, have publicly denounced a bill on the floor of the New York State Legislature that could allow heirs the legal right to block the use of photographs and other likenesses... [GalleyCat]

BEA Forced to Cancel Bon Jovi Concert - Posted April 10, 2007
The planned Saturday night benefit concert featuring Jon Bon Jovi and Amy Grant is no more. Book Expo America announced late yesterday that concert benefiting the Book Industry Foundation, which is comprised of the Association of American Publishers' (AAP) Get Caught Reading Campaign and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression... [GalleyCat]

Google Gets Attacked on Several Fronts - Posted March 6, 2007
With the Association of American Publishers' annual meeting in full swing today, the prevailing theme is what to do about Google's plan to digitize all books ASAP. Which is why, as the Financial Times' John Gapper reports, Microsoft plans to launch a fierce attack on Google over its "cavalier" approach to... [GalleyCat]