If the Justice Department prevails over Apple on behalf of Amazon, it will mark the end of books as we now love them, and it will mark the beginning of monopoly for Amazon, Walmart, and every other megastore that undercuts its competitors by lowball pricing.
Trailers for movies make sense -- a visual medium for a visual product. If you aim to read a book, why do you need anything more than the synopsis of the book before you know whether you want to read it?
I love books. But I also love what digital technologies can do for publishers, writers, and readers.
Back in the early days of ebooks, it was common to hear experts prognosticate that ebook customers would prefer shorter books. After all, the theor...
First J.K. Rowling made the jump from traditional publishing to self-publishing. Now, look out, other big-name authors are seeing the light and dipping their toes into great big ocean and seeing how the water feels.
Sometimes the DOJ goes after companies that have done nothing wrong, but more often it lets big-time antitrust violators get away with murder. In a recent case -- one that has roiled the publishing industry -- the DOJ has managed to do both.
William Shakespeare's character Othello is generally regarded as a black African. But is this true? Could he have been an Arab or a Spanish Moor?
I'm back to where I was in 2009, with a highly praised novel and no one willing to publish it. Before electronic self-publishing became a viable alternative, that would have been the book's death sentence.
Something in it piqued our curiosity and we had to stop reading, or felt we had to. The days of sinking into a book in happy oblivion of the world around us had almost vanished.
Here are some truths about the current brouhaha concerning the Department of Justice and the Big Six publishers and Apple controversy.
The DOJ says that their lawsuit and settlement terms are intended to return competitiveness to the market. But just one retailer, Amazon, stands to gain.
If you read enough books on health, mindfulness, and relaxation, you'll start to notice a pattern. Almost all of them will feature at least one exercise related to breathing.
The short e-book is a quick read, an hour or so, and is intended for an audience that is interested in but not knowledgeable about global health. The author graciously agreed to answer some questions about the book.
Over the last two years, my appreciation for the agency model has grown as I've come to fully understand its benefits for our authors, publishers, retailers and customers. Here's why I support agency.
If you love finding great deals on books but don't have a Kindle or a Nook, then you're in luck. There are a few ways you can access thousands of $.99...
E-books are praised in terms of what they aren't: heavy, tree killers, limited in distribution, of fixed text size. Not enough focus has been put on what an e-book itself could become.