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message 1: by mlady_rebecca (new)

mlady_rebecca | 581 comments For those who hate the fact that we catalog books that are simply Wikipedia articles, I thought this may be of interest:

Amazon Bans Publishing Public Domain Content

http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/...

P.S. If there is a better category for this, feel free to move it. It seemed to be something of general interest to Librarians.


message 2: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl | 5719 comments Interesting. A couple months ago I noticed that my library had actually bought one of those, which surprised me. (But then they also buy a lot of absolutely abysmal self-published dreck, which also surprises me. I thought library budgets were shrinking.)


message 3: by Liesje Leest (last edited Jun 03, 2012 11:18AM) (new)

Liesje Leest (Liesje_Leest) | 15 comments http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34... This book is listed as been written by Kate Jacobs who wrote The Friday Night Knitting Club. However, it's not, it is written by someone with the same name.

edit: eehh I had two tabs open, one I wanted to read and one I wanted to comment on, and now I posted in the wrong topic...my brain :S


message 4: by Gerd (new)

Gerd | 337 comments Corrected, do you know if she's this Kate Jacobs?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Jacobs


message 5: by Liesje Leest (new)

Liesje Leest (Liesje_Leest) | 15 comments Gerd wrote: "Corrected, do you know if she's this Kate Jacobs?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Jacobs"


I think so! This is what I found after some google-ing
http://www.answers.com/topic/kate-jac... That mentions the singer you linked to also writing the book.


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