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 […]
Obooko website – for new authors to test the water
I got this email from Tony Stanton of Obooko and thought it was worth reproducing in part:
obooko is a new (we started November 2009) website devoted to giving new writers the opportunity to test-the-water before committing to print. And for established authors to promote their work.
The idea is that new writers self-publish and gain experience […]
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 […]
The real agenda of Apple’s ebook partners: death to ebooks by Aaron Pressman
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 […]