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A new year means a new batch of copyrights expire, and works like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Bell Jar become as free to use as Charles Dickens or Shakespeare. Unless you happen to live in the United States, that is.

As Duke University notes in its mournful annual report, no books will enter the public domain this year, or next year, or the year after that.  This situation is the result of Congress's decision to add another 20 years of protection for long dead authors, which means that no new works will become public until 2019.

Children will soon be able to enjoy some of the most beloved books digitally. Random House Children’s Books announced Dr. Seuss classics will be published as e-books starting Sept. 24, Publishers Weekly reported. The rollout will start with 15 e-books, such as “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Cat in the Hat.” By November, 41 [...]

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Digital, interactive book apps are booming, especially in the children's space, making this an exciting time to be an app publisher.

The Neanderthal man had the same reasons we do for wanting better print technology: More Neanderthals could "publish" their ideas, to make them available to others. Initially, man could only "publish" his ideas verbally. Better printing methods—that is, the advent of cave painting as communication—enabled those who had something to say to make what they had to say available for others to read. However, cave painting was not portable, and it was "expensive." Then, man began chiseling language onto stone tablets—6,000 years ago. The written word was portable. But it was still expensive and time consuming. Despite modern advances in printing technology, the publishing industry still lives

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