The New York Times has an article covering the implications of the impending agency pricing model for book sales. It mentions the one-star ratings that have shown up when e-book editions have been delayed or perceived as too expensive, and warns that publishers may be in for more than they bargain for with the increase […]
More Amazon/Macmillan feud fallout, conversations, and conspiracy theories
TechCrunch’s M.G. Siegler reports that another “winner” in the Amazon vs. Macmillan feud is Barnes & Noble, who is getting a lot of new purchase traffic for books Amazon is currently unwilling to carry.
I would add, from the time I have spent reading various discussion forums about it, that a good many of the […]
Amazon capitulates in Macmillan e-book disagreement: Higher e-book prices ahead?
It appears the feud is over, with the publisher winning this time. Turns out Amazon’s pulling Macmillan titles was just a token gesture.
Amazon has posted the following announcement to its Kindle Community forum:
Macmillan, one of the "big six" publishers, has clearly communicated to us that, regardless of our viewpoint, they are committed to […]
Quick! How many books have you really read in the last week? And how’s that compare to the past?
Related: Chris Meadows on the written word vs. the competition in the era of the iPad and other multimedia machines.. – D.R.
Tell the truth. How many print books did you read in the last week? How many e-books? In the last month? The last year? Are you reading more or less than […]
Earth to publishers: Apple tablet or not, consumers will spend only so much on e-books
Amid all the excited headlines today about the Apple tablet or other technology, one of the more important doesn’t mention the A word at all.
It’s from the New York Observer and reads: After three months, only 35 subscriptions for Newsday’s Web site.
Just in case you haven’t heard, we’re in the worst global recession […]