JK Konrath Forgets a Bit of Google Books History
Over on JA Konrath's blog, he takes a swipe at the Authors Guild for their lawsuit against Google over the company's plan to scan every book ever published. He also makes fun of some other lawsuits filed by the Authors Guild, and admittedly, those sound pretty dumb. But when it comes to Google Books, Konrath is giving the world's biggest search engine company a pass they don't really deserve.
Konrath has apparently forgotten that during the genesis of the Google book scanning controversy, Google made it clear that they intended to offer the scanned books for sale through the Google eBookstore. This included books that were considered "out of print" at the time and for which they had no permission from...