#PubNewsCheat: Bologna’s iPad Obsession, Amazon’s Bid on Hocking

In News by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Our cheat sheet to some of last week’s notable publishing news from around the world… Children’s publishers descended on Bologna last week for the Book Fair where -– aside from the usual rights deals –- all talk focused on developing books for the iPad and the iPad alone. A debate ensued about whether it was better to …

Han Han Wins: China’s Baidu Deletes 2.8 Million Works After Copyright Violation

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Following complaints by some 40 authors, including race car driving icon Han Han, Chinese search engine giant Baidu has deleted 2.8 million documents. According to several reports by AFP, the authors had signed a letter calling Baidu a “corrupt thief company” and complaining that their copyrighted works were being made available for free without their consent. According …