Spanish novelist Lucía Etxebarria has pledged to stop writing in protest against lax online piracy laws and the proliferation of illegal e-books. Etxebarria, who has won a number of prestigious awards—including two that collectively brought her over 800,000 euros in prize money—says she can no longer afford to spend years writing a novel that will only be downloaded.
With book sales falling and e-book sales on the rise, Evan Osnos argues that the role of e-readers “is reminiscent of the way DVDs transformed the movie business in the 1990s, posing a major challenge for theaters while expanding the market for players to be used at home.”
HBO has cancelled Jonathan Ames’s series “Bored to Death,” which ran for three seasons and starred Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis and Ted Danson. Bad news for Ames,
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