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Academic Libraries Ask UK Government To Look Into E-Book Pricing

Over 2,500 UK university staff members have written a letter asking the UK Government to investigate academic e-book pricing, which they claim is excessive, with some instances of 200% price increases. Citing examples of print copies costing £44 with the e-book version costing “£423 for a single e-book user and £500 for three users,” they say the pricing is forcing them to choose books based on price and “not what is best for learning.” Publishers are defending the prices claiming shared-use and different format.

Black Panther 2 Will Not Use CGI Body Double For Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther 2 is supposed to commence filming in 2021 but, with the lead actor Chadwick Boseman having passed away in August, many question how. Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios EVP, answered in a recent interview with Argentinian newspaper Clarín that CGI will not be used to create a body double: “No. There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us.”

Romancing the Runoff Fundraiser

Stacey Abrams, who has written romantic suspense novels under the pen name Selena Montgomery, has inspired many romance authors to come together to raise money for Fair Fight, the New Georgia Project, and Black Voters Matter for the Georgia Senate Runoffs. Running November 18th through the 24th, you can donate money directly or by purchasing auction items, which include signed books, critiques, virtual pajama parties, and more!

Burbank, CA School District Faces Unique Anti-Racism Book Ban Situation

A complicated book challenge arises in Burbank, California, putting antiracism and teaching methodology under the spotlight.