A nifty way to avoid library fines and two very different types of music

Everybody I tell about this—and I’ve become something of an evangelist/annoyance on this matter—is surprised, so I guess there are still some people left for me to convert. Did you know that most public libraries allow you to check e-books out on your Kindle (or other device), and that they automagically disappear…

Two unpublished Octavia Butler stories will get the e-book treatment

Two previously unpublished, newly discovered early works written by science-fiction author Octavia Butler will be e-collected and e-published in e-book form by Open Road Media, a digital publisher. “A Necessary Being” and “Childminder” will be combined into one e-volume titled Unexpected Stories and is due for…

Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird will finally be a (legal) e-book

Harper Lee celebrated her 88th birthday by announcing (through her publisher, HarperCollins) that she has agreed to allow her only novel, 1960’s Pulitzer-winning To Kill A Mockingbird, to be released in official e-book and digital audiobook form. Lee joins the ranks of several other technology-averse authors who’ve…