The 87-year-old horror and science-fiction writer, cited by Stephen King as an inspiration to him, had been due to receive a Lifetime Achievement award on Wednesday. His "ironic and iconic imagination" gave Stephen Spielberg his first movie screenplay, Duel.
Well, this is one way to increase the size of the iBookstore's catalog: throw open the doors to self-published writers. But will those writers choose the young iBookstore over competitors like Kindle and Barnes & Noble?
Google's Book deal is so controversial it makes fascinating news every time the story takes another turn. But for Google, things have just turned pretty sour: Due to huge legal pressure, it's chopping foreign texts from the archive.