Critical Linking: November 21, 2015

Last month enhanced Harry Potter ebooks were released in iBooks, and now the audiobooks are showing up in Audible (and shortly iTunes).

Harry Potter comes to Audible.

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Rather than allowing academics to intervene, the board voted unanimously to tweak its current system, mandating that review panels be made up of “at least a majority” of people with “sufficient content expertise and experience” as determined by the Texas education commissioner.

Texas doesn’t want academics fact-checking their public school textbooks. C’mon, son.

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Independent booksellers up and down the country are preparing to host a “Civilised Saturday” next week, as the “perfect antidote” to the cut-throat bargain-hunting and frenzied shopping of the upcoming Black Friday.

Well ok.

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