Happy 2023! 🎉 The new year brings a bunch of new books from 1927 into the public domain (and into Serial Reader for daily bite-sized reading)

This includes "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf, "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather, the remaining Sherlock Holmes stories, plus other titles by Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton, Agatha Christie, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more.

More info:

cc @bookstadon

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@SerialReader Genuine question: in the UK copyright is author's life + 70 years, which would leave Agatha Christie still definitely outside the public domain, or am I missing something?

@editor Applogies, I should have specified this is about US public domain

@SerialReader Ah understood, thank you. I wasn't aware the copyright laws were so different between the US and UK but that makes sense. So is the US system 95+ years since publication?

@editor I believe so, though I think it does get more complex for some works. Duke Law has a really nice article going into details:

@SerialReader @bookstadon I hope we'll be spared the "mash up/retelling" craze that usually goes with release to the public domain, a la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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