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Apple e-books Price-Fixing

NPR article. “Five major publishers were accused of colluding with one another and Apple.” http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/11/201042249/book-news-evidence-overwhelming-in-apple-price-fixing-case  

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The Amazon Effect | The Nation

Great article on Amazon & Publishing. Steve Wasserman May 29, 2012   |    This article appeared in the June 18, 2012 edition of The Nation. The Amazon Effect | The Nation.

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Startling innovations in democratic publishing.

A few months ago in the post, Kindle: The New Slush Pile, I talked about how publishers were offering old school deals to authors who had achieved significant sales on their own with the e-books format. Now, rather than wading … Continue reading

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I moved into my new place in Washington Heights a few years back. The building on the next block, facing Broadway, is one of those massive, featureless apartment buildings with permanent scaffolding all around and a heavy rotation of store fronts. On the corner there … Continue reading

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Kindle: The New Slush Pile

It used to be that if you couldn’t get your novel published it was because you probably couldn’t write very well. Discerning editors at the big publishing houses stood between you and the reading public, wading through and rejecting the trite, the clunky and the … Continue reading

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Stockholm Syndrome or the Feel of the Real

Riding the A Train in the morning I look around (as many booksellers do) and try to gauge the ratio of e-readers to print books. Most mornings it’s about 50/50, some mornings it seems to be mostly books and on the mornings when despair sets in … Continue reading

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Kind of a Niche Market/Luxury Thing?

OK, imagine it’s 1934 and you need a pen. What kind of pen are you going to get? You’re going to get a fountain pen. It’s 1934 remember, there are no ball points, no rollerballs, no Sharpies for writing, it’s … Continue reading

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