From Publishers Weekly:
The New York Law School is launching a Web site dedicated to the Google Book Search settlement that will include discussion forums, a comprehensive archive of settlement documents and related commentary, and a tool for users to insert their own analyses and commentary on individual paragraphs of the proposed settlement. The project, dubbed “the Public Index,” is part of the Public Interest Book Search Initiative overseen by NYLS professor James Grimmelmann, an expert who has written extensively about the deal. The effort will be staffed by NYLS students and is being underwritten with a grant from Google competitor Microsoft.The Quill & Quire reports:
. . . Kunati Books – an Ontario-based company that won acclaim in 2007 as ForeWord Magazine’s Publisher of the Year – has not been paying its authors. Furthermore, publisher Derek Armstrong . . . has been unresponsive to authors’ phone calls and e-mails, and has failed to provide the financial statements due them. According to several Kunati authors . . . no one in the Kunati stable – which includes more than 20 authors – has been paid in the last nine months.Publishers Lunch directed me toward an article in the UK's Daily Mail on Stephen King:
. . . as is revealed in a fascinating new biography, he [King] spent most of the Eighties on an extended drug and alcohol binge which so fogged his mind that even today he cannot remember working on many of the books he wrote during that period.The book is Haunted Heart: The Biography of Stephen King by Lisa Rogak. Read the Mail Online article here.