Contemporary culture seems to have a conflicted relationship with free.
Shouldn't I say something nice here about Jeff Bezos? Bezos? Yes, inventor of Amazon. You mean the bully, beating up on Hachette, and Hachette's poor authors? The same. Why be nice to him? Because, mon vieux, he's done something we should all be grateful for.
I had the opportunity and privilege to get an early look at the new Amazon Fire phone. It delights in many ways, but I'll focus on the shopping experience enabled through Firefly.
Republicans and private telecoms maintain that cities lack the capacity to build and manage broadband networks. They're empirically wrong. Of the 160 municipally owned broadband networks, the successes vastly outnumber the failures.
I recently finished the synopsis for my new novel, and truthfully? By the end I felt like I did at Girl Scout camp, when they used to have us carv...
Amazon is asking authors to roll the dice and play a game of craps. A few lucky players will win big but the broader community of authors will lose. The odds are controlled by Amazon, opaque and ever-shifting.
As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...
Rejection is the deepest of all artistic suffering because it is not just what we do -- it is who we are. And when we are celebrated for our work, there is nothing that comes closer to validating our soul.
Publishing today is characterized by powerful corporate entities acting in concert to the detriment of essentially powerless authors. Something must be done to remedy the situation because it's driving a lot of good writers out of publishing.
We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.
In the end, what continues to rise up in the debate -- and what Amazon seemingly continues to ignore -- is the fact that books are different from the myriad other products that Amazon sells.
As a first-time author who's just written a book for a small publisher, I'm organizing my own book tour. I've been contacting bookstores to a variety of responses, from enthusiastic acceptance to blinding indifference. Nothing I wouldn't expect. Until I got the email from one particular book seller.
CANNES, France - While the predominant consumption of video still takes place on the television screen, the industry is moving to a world where the de...
You can now pre-order Amazon's new Fire Phone at the online retailer's website. Except I wouldn't. Not yet, anyway.
Mostly, binge watching is a handy way to revisit old shows and catch up on missed episodes of ongoing ones. But it has a destructive dimension when it comes to new series, especially as deployed by the principal promoter of binge: Netflix.
The Amazon-Hachette dispute wears on, but the publisher still manages to see two of its titles in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.