Nearly three years after its initial filing, it appears a settlement may finally be near in publishers’ lawsuit over Google’s controversial program to scan books from library shelves. Although rumors of a settlement have flared up and died down intermittently over the years, sources wishing to remain anonymous this week told the LJ Academic Newswire and Publishers Weekly that talk of a final agreement has indeed heated up, with one publishing insider confirming that a settlement was “imminent,” although no solid time frame was known.Lulu.com is cutting some staff. Link
Continued negative news on the sale of Reed Business Information. If it happens at all the price looks like being much lower than expected. Bloomberg
NYTimes looks at how video games could spur reading in those who don't.