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 […]
Susan Piver: Publishing industry repeating mistakes of music industry
Found via TechDirt: Ex-music-industry-exec Susan Piver, who I covered a few days ago for her comparison of Macmillan’s pricing change to the way the music industry went down the tubes around the turn of the century, has made another post comparing the two industries.
This is actually an article she wrote after being badly […]
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 […]