The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
Most libraries offer these services for free already - even ebooks and audio books. The fact that Amazon isn’t paying it’s authors is super shady though :/
Budgets in Washington are tight, but our commitment to Israel’s security remains ironclad. The United States is committed to providing more than $3 billion each year to help finance Israel’s security through 2018.
wow, we suck
like a lot
What mental and spiritual contortions must a human tortuously visit upon his own mind to justify letting thousands of his own people’s water get shut off over late bills, while sending billions to help another country further their own genocide project?
You are lost, Barack Obama. You are a lost soul leading a land of lost souls. Your words mean nothing, you have no claim to integrity, and we are all failing to do justice by the Palestinians.
At least some of us are not lying about it. I want to claim at least that much of my own soul. I will not keep quiet, I will not pretend Goliath is the underdog, I will not pretend murder is security, and I condemn you, your administration, the blood-slurping U.S. media, and all other traitors before truth. May your conscience return one day and show you how far you have fallen. May it wake up each night you try to rest your head on a pillow, and scream grief into your bones.