The head of one of the big book publishers, Macmillan CEO John Sargent Jr., is out with an “open” letter about his dispute with Amazon over the pricing and timing of electronic books. It’s telling that this “open” ebook letter wasn’t released publicly and isn’t directed towards readers, book lovers and customers. It was placed […]
I noticed that in the stories following CES this year, lots of media outlets were amazed at the sheer quantities of e-readers, tablets and other media devices on parade. Library Journal, http://www.libraryjournal.com/, also noted this but mentioned as well new companies such as COPIA, http://www.thecopia.com, and Blio, http://www.blioreader.com, which are advocating new methods and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]