Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.
To encourage efficiency, we would want a proper set of regulations and taxes and have them apply equally to everyone. The point is to encourage people to make profits by providing better products or lower cost services, not to get rich by finding clever ways to evade regulations.
As I sit here writing this, it looks like Apple will be paying many millions to settle lawsuits with the various states over E-Book pricing, as well as to settle a class-action lawsuit for the same reason.
If you thought downing a tablespoon of sriracha on a dare made you tough, the Bullet Ant Ritual will shrivel your balls in disgrace. ...
As the Internet of Things expands and more physical objects are connected to the web, there will also be an even greater demand for manufacturing of those products, and a need to make people more efficient in their creation.
Apple revealed some of the most exciting changes to iOS in years at WWDC recently. With an unprecedented number of possibilities of where apps could go, what is this going to all mean for the average user?
No question, the Internet and online sales are growing rapidly; to propose that we stop shopping online would be foolish. What isn't foolish is to look into the future and imagine what our towns will look like if we don't support our local businesses, at least with some of our purchases.
As Book Doctors we always say that independent bookstores are vital to any unpublished author. Right now, as Amazon is standing over the major publishing house, Hachette, threatening to crush them like a fruit fly, independent booksellers couldn't be more important. Let us explain why.
This country is being held hostage by a group of monsters masquerading as members of congress and senators from the Republican Party. Nothing is too big to destroy if it is spearheaded by Barack Obama; and that goes double for America.
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I can't imagine that this divide will never be reconciled, and it's why we can anticipate that the separation between self-publishing and the industry will only get wider and wider.
It's OK to get mad but encouraging consumers to boycott Amazon is not productive and it won't work.
As a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.
Justin Hartfield founded an Irvine, California-based company, Weedmaps, that I came to find out is considered the "Yelp of Cannabis."
It's a fascinating debate, a fascinating time, one that mirrors much of what's already happened in the music industry, in journalism, art and photography; even online news aggregation. And, as in all revolutionary movements, the paradigm is shifting, to use a weary phrase.
You don't want it to happen. You fool yourself into thinking that it won't. But then it does: Your app or site goes down.