– Simon & Schuster has teamed with the Internet video company TurnHere Inc. to launch a “book-centric video channel” that will promote S&S authors and their new books. Bookvideos.tv will begin in early June, and the videos will also be available at SimonSays.com, YouTube and the authors’ own Web sites. Though S&S has produced videos to promote its authors in the past, the venture with TurnHere represents a stronger and more formal commitment to using video to market authors. S&S will create videos for at least 40 authors, including Mary Higgins Clark, Kathy Reichs, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, Jennifer Weiner and Zane.
Read more here: http://www.publishersweekly.com
English-only Sparks Lawsuits
– U.S. companies that require employees to speak only English on the job have sparked lawsuits alleging discrimination against immigrants.
Read more here: http://news.monstersandcritics.com/
TV for US
– L.A.-based television networks take aim at bilingual, bicultural young Latinos. “Young Hispanics in America today are proud to be American,” says Michael Schwimmer, CEO of Sí TV, “but at the same time there are very strong ties to their parents’ and their grandparents’ heritage.”
Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/
HBO Yanks De La Hoya/Mayweather Fight Off Youtube
– HBO has requested that YouTube pull down footage of Saturday night’s championship boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya, according to a Los Angeles Times report on Tuesday. A YouTube user had uploaded the broadcast from Las Vegas, originally shown live on HBO’s pay-per-view channel, in a relatively high-quality format later that weekend. That was understandably problematic for HBO, which plans to show a rebroadcast of the match this coming Saturday.The video was removed from the legally embattled YouTube around 4 p.m. PDT on Monday, replaced with a notice that it had been pulled “due to a copyright complaint from Home Box Office Inc.”
Mayweather Patronizes De La Hoya’s Mexican Heritage
– The Hispanic community has been eerily silent on Floyd Mayweather’s patronizing sombrero act after barely defeating De La Hoya on Saturday. Has no one seen this?
Lou Dobbs: Hispanic Journalist?
– On other demeaning news: According to www.gawker.com, Lou Dobbs, is now a lifetime member of the Hispanic Journalists Association. After you have a WTF? moment, you can read more here: http://thinkprogress.org/2007/05/07/dobbs-journalist/
– 22 ways to swap your CDs, DVDs, Games, Books, Lease, Contract, and Money from StartupSquad.
– Orli from go2web2.blogspot.com/ sends us: http://librivox.org/ to check out! LibriVox Objective’s is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. When was the last time someone read YOU a book?
– And, lastly I can’t remember if I mentioned this before but… A New Historical (Cuban) Novel, Broken Paradise: A Novel by Cecilia Samartin, Has Hit Bookstores
Read more here: http://www.publishersnewswire.com