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Wil Wheaton Narrates the Information Doesn't Want to Be Free Audiobook - Posted December 11, 2014
Writer Cory Doctorow has taken it upon himself to produce the audiobook edition of his book, Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age. According to Doctorow's blog post, actor Wil Wheaton served as the narrat... [GalleyCat]

Bryan Lee O'Malley: 'Every new book idea, I'm just going to tackle a problem and fix it.' - Posted October 14, 2014
Over the weekend, Bryan Lee O'Malley appeared at New York Comic Con panel for a conversation with Cory Doctorow about his latest book, Seconds. Following the great success he achieved with the Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, he wanted to "do something super arty and weir... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow, Oliver Jeffers, & Jodi Picoult Get Booked - Posted October 13, 2014
Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. ... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang Tell All About 'In Real Life' - Posted October 10, 2014
Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang have collaborated on a new graphic novel entitled In Real Life. The book touches on several subjects including gaming, socializing over the internet, and more. This project marks the first time that Doctorow and Wang have come together as collaborators. We spoke with both the writer... [GalleyCat]

Wattpad Expands Creative Commons Options Enabling Fan Fiction - Posted July 22, 2014
Digital writing community Wattpad is making it easier for writers to make their work available to be the basis of fan fiction. The social network has expanded its Creative Commons licensing option to level 4.0, which essentially means that they are giving writers more options to rework and remix the work... [GalleyCat]

Ownshelf is Like Dropbox For eBooks - Posted July 9, 2013
Sharing good books with your friends is one of the best parts of reading. To help facilitate eBook sharing of public domain and non-copyrighted titles, Ownshelf has launched a service that works like Dropbox for eBooks. It's... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Humble eBook Bundle Returns with Cory Doctorow & Cherie Priest - Posted July 3, 2013
The Humble eBook Bundle has returned, letting readers pay what they want for a science fiction collection worth over $70. The video embedded above explains how the bundle will help support both authors and charity. Readers have two weeks to buy the bundle that includes Little Brother by Cory Doctorow,... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow Explains Digital Locks & Why Authors Shouldn't Be Responsible for Censorship: TOC - Posted February 12, 2013
At the O'Reilly Tools of Change Author Revolution conference in New York today, blogger/author Cory Doctorow discussed how the evolution of technology and the rise of DRM has led creative content to be "locked and lo... [Inside Mobile Apps]

'Little Brother' is Today's Free eBook of the Day - Posted February 12, 2013
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is today's Free eBook of the Day. The novel is about a teen hacker who becomes part of a government plot. Check it out: "Little Brother is a scarily realistic adventure about how homeland security... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Humble eBook Bundle Raises More Than $1 Million - Posted October 22, 2012
As of this writing, the Humble eBook Bundle has sold 77,909 of the digital book package, raising $1,096,100. The average buyer paid $14.07 for the collection and only one day remains to buy the special offer. The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory Doctorow,... [GalleyCat]

Humble eBook Bundle Raises $938,100+ - Posted October 18, 2012
Can the pay-what-you-want model work for the publishing industry? UPDATE: With five days left to purchase, the Humble eBook Bundle has already raised more than $938,100. The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory Do... [GalleyCat]

Humble eBook Bundle Raises $888,500+ - Posted October 17, 2012
Can the pay-what-you-want model work for the publishing industry? With six days left to purchase, the Humble eBook Bundle has already raised more than $888,500. The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory Doctorow... [AllTwitter]

Chris Van Allsburg on Picture Book Writing - Posted October 28, 2011
More than 25 years ago, children's author Chris Van Allsburg published The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, a collection of 14 mysterious illustrations. For The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Van Allsburg teamed up with thirteen fellow writers to create short stories inspire... [GalleyCat]

What Is Steampunk? - Posted September 14, 2011
The next time somebody asks you "What is steampunk?" just show them the trailer for the upcoming documentary, Vintage Tomorrows. (embedded above). The documentary already includes authors Cherie Priest and Cory Doctorow, so we look forward to the parts about ... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow's 'Clockwork Fagin' Is Free eBook Today - Posted September 8, 2011
Cory Doctorow's short story Clockwork Fagin is today's free eBook of the Day. The story is part of a new... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Authors Sign Petition Against HarperCollins Library eBook Policies - Posted May 12, 2011
Several authors, including some currently signed with HarperCollins, have joined a petition launched by librarian Andy Woodruff protesting the publisher's d... [GalleyCat]

Will Hackers Dodge The New York Times Paywall? - Posted March 17, 2011
On March 28, The New York Times will roll out a metered paywall plan, charging avid readers $15 a month to read the paper online and with a mobil... [GalleyCat]

BoingBoing: A Tale Of Four People Who Do Whatever They Want - Posted November 30, 2010
If you're Mark Frauenfelder, Cory Doctorow, Xeni Jardin, or ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Write 'TK' for Missing Facts: NaNoWriMo Tip #14 - Posted November 14, 2010
When working on your National Novel Writing Month manuscript, don't let unknown facts slow down your writing. Instead of inventing facts or plagiarizing somebody work, just type TK and keep writing. Novelist ... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow Pushes DRM Free Message In Blog Post - Posted August 30, 2010
Author/blogger Cory Doctorow blogged about winning the DRM battle against on BoingBoing yesterday. The blog stems from ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Random House Releases Community Sourced 'Wizard Of Oz' Audiobook - Posted August 26, 2010
Random House has released a... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Cory Doctorow Convinces Amazon, B&N, Kobo To Sell DRM-free Titles - Posted August 12, 2010
Cory Doctorow has won a move in his anti-DRM quest. In a column that he penned this week in Publisher's Weekly, the author promoted his quest with the new Doctorow's First Law: "Any t... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Virtual Economies Get Real World Unions - Posted May 26, 2010
Reviewed by Maryan Pelland Read more about GalleyCat Reviews ... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow: 'It Is Impossible to Monetize Obscurity' - Posted May 18, 2010
Between Amazon's soon-to-be-divided Kindle "bestseller" list to debates about literary freemiums, the free eBook has been a controversial topic around the publishing Internets. Today's guest on the Morning Media Menu was novelist and blogger ... [GalleyCat]

iPad Reviews: Critical Cheat Sheet - Posted April 2, 2010
Apple only let a small, influential crew of tech writers actually review the iPad before the April 3rd launch day. GalleyCat Reviews has collected a f... [GalleyCat]

Jon Stewart to Introduce Condoleezza Rice at BookExpo America - Posted March 4, 2010
BookExpo America (BEA) has today announced that Jon Stewart will make an encore BookExpo America performance--serving as master of ceremonies at the Author Breakfast on Thursday, May 27. In a crazy political pairing, the host of The Daily Show will introduce memoir... [GalleyCat]

The Top Audiobooks Stories of 2009 - Posted December 21, 2009
To find out more about the year's biggest audiobook stories, GalleyCat caught up with self-identified audiobook fanatic Susan Dunman (pictured)--host of the website Audiobook DJ. She assembled an excellent list of the top audiobook stories of 2009, complete with commentary--reflecting on a year of digital innovations and... [GalleyCat]

The Future of Free Books - Posted December 16, 2009
In the an afternoon session at's eBook Summit yesterday, three new media literary pioneers debated the recent trend of offering free content online. Electric Lit founders Scott Lindenbau... [GalleyCat]

Indie Bookstore eBook Dilemma - Posted December 11, 2009
As the publishing world debated delays in eBooks this week, another, no less important conversation sprang up on Twitter about the difficulty of bundling digital and print content for indie publishers. To find out more, Galle... [GalleyCat]

Author and Poet Phyllis Gotlieb Has Died - Posted July 15, 2009
Phyllis Gotlieb, an author dubbed the "mother of Canadian Science Fiction," has died. Among other works, Gotlieb was the author of th... [GalleyCat]

Cory Doctorow Novel Serialized - Posted July 6, 2009
Today Tor Books launched an 81-part, illustrated digital version of of Cory Doctorow's upcoming novel, "Makers." The hardcover comes out in November from, but the serial edition gives readers a chance ... [GalleyCat]

O'Reilly Media Heads to Frankfurt Book Fair - Posted June 23, 2009
On Tuesday, October 13, 2009, O'Reilly Media will host a one-day Tools of Change conference near the Frankfurt Book Fair--hoping to lure some old-school publishers with some new technological tricks. According to Bookseller, the line-up of guests includes author and blogger ... [GalleyCat]

Does Random House Have a Morality Clause? - Posted August 21, 2008
Wow. Is Random House secretly being run by a middle eastern government? Earlier this month it was announced that the publishing house giant was canceling a novel by American writer Sherry Jones about prophet Muhammad and his "feminist leanings... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Does Random House Have a Morality Clause? - Posted August 21, 2008
Wow. Is Random House secretly being run by a middle eastern government? Earlier this month it was announced that the publishing house giant was canceling a novel by American writer Sherry Jones about prophet Muhammad and his "feminist leanings... [FishbowlNY]

Are You Pure Enough to Write YA? - Posted August 21, 2008
A few weeks back, Guardian blogger Sian Pettenden called attention to a morality clause in Random House's contracts for children's book authors: According to an alert distributed by a UK-based support group for writers and illustrators of literature... [GalleyCat]

Little Brother, DJ Spooky Finally Ready to Party - Posted August 19, 2008
Back in April, I told you about Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, which I consider the most important YA novel of the year. A month or so later, Doctorow was supp... [GalleyCat]

Ubiquitous Learning and Cultural Copyright - Posted January 30, 2008
Following up on yesterday's post about Cory Doctorow and the perplexing problem of copyright is Ubiquitous Learning (upcoming from University of Illinois Press) Jack Brighton... [FishbowlLA]

Cory Doctorow On Dancing Toddlers, Fan-Fic, and Cultural Copyright - Posted January 29, 2008
Cory Doctorow, relentless champion of no stinkin' copyrights, has a piece in The Guardian (UK) that starts off with a fatal flaw, right from the jump: In theory, there's just one set of copyright rules and th... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.07.07 - Posted November 7, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think journos make good dinner guests, or is it that they make better dinner guests than your family? An ABC release announced, "'World News with Charles Gibson' was the most-watched evening newscast among Total Viewers, Househol... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 11.01.07 - Posted November 1, 2007
Good morning Washington. This is the longest Morning Reading List in FishbowlDC history. You think Tim Russert should be The Joker. ABC announced, "During a week dominated by news of the fires in Southern California, 'World News with ... [FishbowlDC]

LeGuin Accepts Doctorow's Apology For Copyright Violation - Posted October 16, 2007
Ursula LeGuin, doyenne of science fiction novelists, got an apology from BoingBoing's copyright cowboy Cory Doctorow after Doctorow decided to post her 600 word single paragraph short story, as some sort of copyright test case or maybe just because he lik... [FishbowlLA]

Publishing Unbound, Google-Style - Posted January 19, 2007
A crowd more than 300-strong gathered at the New York Public Library's Celeste Bartos Room for Google's all-day Unbound conference to be told, in no uncertain terms by an array of speakers, that if you're not moving with the digital times, you're just not a 21st century publish... [GalleyCat]