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Sarah Silverman Sues Meta and OpenAI for Copyright Infringement: Today In Books

The Books Unbanned Club is Distributing Banned Books in Florida Through Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries has teamed up with Venables Bell + Partners to create the Unbanned Book Club. Five hundred banned or challenged books have been donated by Penguin Random House and HarperCollins, and they will be appearing in Little Free Libraries starting in Jacksonville. One hundred fifty books have been banned or challenged in Jacksonville’s Duval County during the past two years.

Sarah Silverman Is Suing OpenAI and Meta for Copyright Infringement of Her Book

Alongside fellow authors Christopher Golden and Richard Kadrey, comedian Sarah Silverman is suing Meta and OpenAI over allegations that ChatGPT and Meta’s LLaMA were trained on illegally acquired copies of their books, as evidenced by ChatGPT being able to summarize the entire book. They claim that their books were accessed through “shadow libraries” like Z-Library, which host pirated ebooks. The authors have stated they “did not consent to the use of their copyrighted books as training material.”

Hundreds March in Solidarity With Cork Library Staff After Harassment for Carrying LGBTQ+ Books

Staff in Cork Library in Ireland have been facing harassment over carrying LGBTQ books, including being accused of being pedophiles as well as being recorded without consent. They also had one person record themselves destroying a copy of This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson in the library. On Friday, roughly 400 people marched on city hall to demand more protection and support for library workers.

Anatomy of a Book Cover: The Process of Book Cover Design

How does book cover design work? Find here an introduction to the process, both in self- and traditional publishing.