From Chris Meadows via TeleRead:
Today I went to visit the IUPUI Barnes & Noble, as I had never yet been there. On the way back, I happened to pass near the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Vonnegut was a lifelong resident of Indianapolis and a local literary hero, and if you ever pass through Circle City I strongly recommend you drop by and take the tour.
As I was passing, a question struck me, and since I was right there, I stopped in to ask the curator: How did Kurt Vonnegut feel about e-books?
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The Vonnegut Library curator, Chris LaFave, didn’t know, but was intrigued by my question. He suspected Vonnegut might have been against them, given that he had certain anti-technological leanings and tended to have similar views to his friend Bradbury. LaFave checked with another local Vonnegut expert, an IUPUI professor, via Facebook. The professor wrote back that if Vonnegut had been opposed to seeing his work released as e-books, he would have stopped it—as he did when he prevented the use of his image in cigarette advertisements.
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So, either Vonnegut granted permission while he was alive, or else he didn’t have the power to stop his publisher from making the deal—and the latter alternative seems unlikely given Vonnegut’s standing. Ray Bradbury was able to prevent his own works from being released as e-books until just a few months before he died.
Link to the rest at TeleRead