Posted on February 10, 2014 in Archive

Who’s afraid of the big, bad Amazon Publishing?


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, posted an article last week… Read more »

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Posted on February 3, 2014 in Archive

Matchbook is failing to light publisher’s fires


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 »

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Posted on June 19, 2013 in Archive

Imaginary battles of history – John Green vs. self-publishing


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 »

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Posted on June 7, 2013 in Archive

Why Amazon’s digital book pricing is frustrating


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 »

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