Of course, it’s terrible that the ‘Moon Man’ has been receiving death threats. But on the other hand it’s definitively shut him up. Kind of hard to judge that one.
Also, books on Kindle are going to be available to borrow, from libraries! This is fantastic news, I tried to find out how to make my books library-lendable last month, but just ran into dead-ends. Now it looks like I’m not going to have to do anything at all, except perhaps check a little “Yes please, make my books freely available to millions of people!” box. Maybe I’m just wildly optimistic, but I see this is a huge step forward for independent authors–assuming, of course, that Amazon is going to include indies (and why wouldn’t they? Well … but let’s not go into that right now). Getting books into libraries is so important, especially for authors who write kid’s or MG or YA fiction–when I was growing up I hardly ever got an actual NEW book, and secondhand books were limited to what the secondhand book shops (and one record store that for some reason always had loads of Dragonlance novels) had in stock. As such, being a voracious reader, I practically lived in the library. By the time I was sixteen or so I’d pretty much sucked it dry of anything even vaguely interesting–I’d go there and find nothing I hadn’t already read. Still, that’s where I discovered dozens of great authors that otherwise I would never have heard of, so with indie books potentially being made available to libraries … this is great. This is really, really great.