Whispers and Warnings For 03/03/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 03/03/2016

This law is ridiculous!
French parents ‘could be jailed’ for posting children’s photos online
“Parents could be sued by their grown-up children for posting photos of their children on social networks, resulting in hefty fines or imprisonment.”

Neat hobby!
Siberian Man Claims to Have Created the World’s Smallest Book
“The book was created by Vladimir M. Aniskin, a so-called “micro-miniaturist” from the city of Novosibirsk, about 2,000 miles from Moscow…”

This isn’t surprising. We’re seeing this trend, too.
E-book Sales Tumbled in October

“E-book sales plunged in October, with sales of adult e-books dropping 22.0% in the month, compared to October 2014. Sales of children/ya e-books fell 44.7%, according to figures released by the Association of American Publishers…”

A&M Publishing – NOT recommended by Victoria Strauss at Writer Beware
“…A&M charges a truly jawdropping fee: $7,995.”

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