The iPad and Publishers (New Yorker)

[I had meant to post this link when this article appeared in April….  PWR]The New Yorker on the iPad and books:The industry’s great hope was that the iPad would bring electronic books to the masses—and help make them profitable. E-books are booming. Although they account for only an estimated three to five per cent of […]

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Penguin’s The Future of Publishing

The Future of Publishing | Penguin Blog (USA) – Penguin Group (USA)Penguin Group’s blog featured a video (originally used in a meeting) which has gone viral on YouTube, “The End of Publishing.” It’s clever and the blog post at Penguin gives the source(s). (Essentially it’s a video script palindrome.)(h/t Andrew Sullivan)

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Amazon and trade book pricing

It looks like Macmillan and Amazon have finally agreed to publisher pricing. Links from a Library Journal article to blog notices about the agreement. “No more “windowing” of bestsellers; $9.99 prices, but not for bestsellers.”Macmillan CEO Explains “Agency Model” for Selling Ebooks – 3/3/2010 – Library Journal Related articles by ZemantaHow Much Would You Pay […]

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Laura Miller on Kindle vs eBook

Laura Miller at Salon has a good backstory on Amazon’s Kindle and the Apple iPad eBook reader.Laura Miller – Salon.com: “This dust-up is the culmination of a long-standing feud between Amazon and book publishers. What triggered it, however, is something new: the introduction of Apple’s iPad.”Note Miller comments about publishers’ fear of Amazon’s attempt to control […]

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