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Costly Proofing Oversights
Our symphonies to Penguin Australia, who have had to pulp a cookbook because of a proofing oversight let a racially offensive term make it into print. The pulping of 7000 unsold copies of The Pasta Bible will cost the company about $20,000, according to the company’s head of publishing, Robert Sessions, who was quoted as being mystified that anyone could take offense to what…
McSweeney’s Launches Three New Ventures
The McSweeney’s empire continues to grow apace. Last week, Dave Eggers and co announced the launch of two new imprints under the McSweeney’s umbrella. The Bay-Citizen reports that “chef David Chang of Momofuku fame in New York announced that his quarterly project, Lucky Peach, will have a print component done by McSweeney’s as well as an iPad app”. There’s a cookbook also in the…
Google Digitisation Project Thrown Out of Court
A Federal Court judge in New York has rejected an agreement between Google, publishers and a group of about 40 libraries. Google has been digitising books in these libraries - which include Stanford University and the University of Chicago - with a view to making them viewable and searchable online. The books Google has been digitising include out-of-print books and ‘orphan’ books - books…
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