Whispers and Warnings For 03/10/2016

Whispers and Warnings For 03/10/2016

This is because they must compete with self-published authors now!
Major publishers’ e-book sales stagnate as overall market grows
“While sales of e-books from major publishers have declined since 2014 ó the year many gained the right to price their digital titles sold through Amazon ó the overall market continues to progress, helped by independent and nontraditional publishing.”

Uh oh! Publishing (allegedly) false advertising data can be very expensive!
Grad Suing Jefferson Law School: Attended Under ‘False Pretenses’
“A Thomas Jefferson School of Law graduate spent more than $100,000 for her degree but was unable to find a full-time job as an attorney because she relied on false employment figures provided by the school, the plaintiff’s lawyer said Wednesday.”

This made me chuckle.
At Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Trial, Gawker Rips Into Expert’s “Cheerios Test”
“It’s the opinion of Foley, a University of Florida journalism professor who spent three decades with the St. Petersburg Times, that in posting an excerpt of Hogan’s sex tape on Oct. 4, 2012, Gawker flunked the ‘Cheerios Test,’ upsetting readers eating breakfast that morning. His assessment was delivered after the jury was shown taped excerpts of Gawker staffers explaining their thinking around Hogan’s sex tape.”

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