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Books

Millions of Books Are Secretly in the Public Domain. You Can Download Them Free

A quirk of copyright law means that millions of books are now free for anyone to read, thanks to some work from the New York Public Library.
Matthew Gault
8.6.19
DRM

Microsoft Ebooks Will Stop Working Because It's Shutting Down a DRM Server

In shutting down its ebook store, Microsoft once again shows how in the modern era, you no longer actually own the things you buy.
Karl Bode
7.1.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Someone Translated the Bible into Emoji for Millennials

Fans of both scripture and cartoon internet hieroglyphics can download the e-book from iTunes.
Helen Donahue
6.2.16
Uber Earth

Get-Rich-on-Uber Ebooks Capture Drivers’ Hope and Desperation

An Amazon cottage industry reveals an Uber driver sideline.
Roisin Kiberd
5.25.16
Design

Google Launches eBook Experiments in 'Unprintable Fiction'

Editions At Play brings to life books so digital that they can't be contained by the printed page.
Ingrid Kesa
2.7.16
Internet

This Erotica Author Has Fetishized Clippy, 'Tetris,' and Pluto as a Giant Penis

Leonard Delaney writes some nasty fiction about tech culture.
Joost Mollen
11.22.15
Apple

Apple Looks to Take Ebook Case to Supreme Court

The company said the case “presents issues of surpassing importance to the United States economy.”
Kari Paul
9.17.15
Stuff

Meet the Mom and Daughter Running an Erotic Publishing Empire

When it comes to cave men strippers and a multi-million dollar erotic e-book business, Tina Engler and Patty Marks keep it all in the family.
Broadly Staff
8.26.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

‘A Confederate Flag Turned Me Gay’ Is an Actual E-Book That Someone Self-Published

Probably the best thing being sold on Amazon right now.
Pooja Sivaraman
6.29.15
Features

Could Cyberwar Cause a Library of Alexandria Event?

Depends on what you mean by "cyberwar."
J.M. Porup
6.29.15
Film

The Bizarre and Hilarious Shot-for-Shot Novelization of Tim Heidecker's 'DECKER' Web Series

We spoke to Jamie Grefe, who wrote a novel based on the insane Adult Swim shorts about a CIA agent who doesn't play by the rules.
Sean J Patrick Carney
2.20.15
Books

There Will Be No Books on Mars—Or Publishers, Either

An ex-publishing industry employee explains his vision for a book-free future.
Michael Solana
11.11.14
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