Big publishers are nervous, certainly. That’s always been the case, though, even when it seemed like Amazon Publishing was going to be a flop. But then things changed, and AP started showing potential promise (was anyone really that shocked?). So it was no surprise when Jeremy Greenfield, a contributor to Forbes.com, posted an article last week… Read more »
The Kindle Matchbook (brought to you by your friendly neighbourhood Amazon) has been around for nearly six months, now – Amazon’s endeavour at bundling ebooks with the paper version, or alternately allowing Amazon account holders to purchase ebook copies of the physical book that they purchased from Amazon, way-back-when. This system isn’t perfect, however –… Read more »
As an experiment, Peter Purgathofer decided to see if he could bypass the digital rights management system set up by Amazon and Kindle, using Lego. And wouldn’t you know it, he managed to do it.
Tom Chalmers, founder and managing director of Legend Times and IPR License, posted this article about the self-pitying state of the publishing industry. And he’s got the industry pegged.
In March this year Deutsche Telekom, in partnership with 5 major publishers and booksellers, launched a new, purely German, digital reader.
People are always drawing parallels between the bookselling industry and others that have already faced the ‘digital revolution’. So what can we learn from Kodak?
Do you ever browse bookstores to find a new title and then walk out the door empty handed, only to go home and purchase online instead?
Not long after posting my defence of John Green, I came across a potentially incendiary piece on Publishing Perspectives about how vital an editor really is. Don’t worry, John Green hasn’t secretly taken over this place, but the ideas he and, as it turns out, others touched on are worth exploring in more depth.
Publishing industry commentary seems to be on a hair trigger right now. Tweets and blog posts are likely to be fired at someone before they’ve even finished speaking, much less been understood. The trouble with all this volatility is that its usually only the easy targets who get hit: agents, big publishers and anyone standing… Read more »
I love almost everything about my Kindle… I love its size and its portability. I love its debonair tan leather cover and built in stand. I love my Kindle’s optional light (which makes it the perfect bedtime companion) and easily accessible page-turning buttons (never before have I found it so easy to drink a cup… Read more »