Why everyone is stealing your stuff

Why everyone is stealing your stuff

On the 9th June 2014, the following exchange was posted by a well-known ELT author in the ELT Writers Connected Facebook group. I’ve reproduced it here with his full permission, although he has asked to remain anonymous. It is a conversation with the manager of a blog that had been making copies of the author’s book available for illegal download.

Author: Am I right in thinking that you manage this site? If so please remove the illegal version of my book [REDACTED] from it.

Pirate: lol

Author: That’s your reaction?

e-textbook company Kno bites the dust

e-textbook company Kno bites the dust

Well, maybe not quite, but the company has been sold to Intel, apparently at a knock-down price, losing millions of dollars for its investors. Announcement from Intel here. John Galvin of Intel says of the purchase: The acquisition of Kno boosts Intel’s global digital...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

Friday again. Before we all knock off for the weekend, here’s some light reading. Is it really possible to learn a foreign language using educational web-services and mobile apps? I’m a huge fan of Quora, the question-and-answer website run by its...
What we’re reading

What we’re reading

It’s HOT in the UK. So why not refresh yourself under a shower of interesting reading matter from around the Web? Here’s what caught our eye this week: iPad publisher Inkling nabs $16M and partners with Pearson and Elsevier Interesting reading in light of...