Posts Tagged ‘ ebooks ’

7 Days Left! Discover New Worlds with Sci-Fi Book Bundle and Support CBLDF!

July 24, 2019
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7 Days Left! Discover New Worlds with Sci-Fi Book Bundle and Support CBLDF!

Humble Bundle has teamed up with JABberwocky Literary Agency for our newest bundle! Get ebooks like Servant of the Underworld, The Hidden Masters of Marandur, Shadow’s Son, and February Thaw all while supporting free expression!    This is the last week to get a Humble Book Bundle that spans galaxies, all starting at $1. JABberwocky is the premier literary agency for…

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LGBT Comics Publisher Protests Apple Censorship

June 8, 2016
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LGBT Comics Publisher Protests Apple Censorship

Zan Christensen, the founder of LGBT comics publisher Northwest Press, is no stranger to corporate censorship of the books he submits to digital publishing platforms. But after Apple’s iBookstore rejected all three of Northwest’s most recent offerings due “prohibited explicit or objectionable content,” Christensen got creative and resubmitted one of them with custom apple-themed censor…

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Google Play Applies Double Standard to Erotica in Comics

September 17, 2015
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Google Play Applies Double Standard to Erotica in Comics

It shouldn’t be news to anyone that self-published erotica is big business. One need only look to the Fifty Shades trilogy, which began as self-published Twilight fan fiction but was later snapped up by Vintage Books and spawned a feature film despite derision from critics and actual BDSM enthusiasts alike. But while most major ebook…

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Iranians Embrace Ebooks to Combat Censorship

May 27, 2015
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Tehran Book Fair

In Iran, ordinary words like “kiss,” “dance,” and “wine” can be cause for a printed book to be vetted and censored. Laws that would prohibit the publication of words such as these as well as legally empower the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance to make arbitrary editorial decisions regardless of context have made Iran…

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Jordan Continues to Enforce Anachronistic Censorship Laws

January 2, 2015
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Books are displayed on a pavement in downtown Amman

Jordan is no stranger to the governmental enforcement of book censorship or the public censure and criticism expressed by various communities and organizations regarding this issue — an issue which has become increasingly prevalent and apparent in light of citizens’ easier access to information on the internet, more widely available print on demand books, and,…

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