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.
"A lot of freelancers have incredible skills but don't know how to market themselves and no one knows what they can do. A simple thing like creating an online portfolio on a web page can go a long way."
Recently, I moved to another apartment. While moving in itself is a traumatic event, my principal problem is books. I have a huge collection of books.
We're heading to a world where there are just a handful of influential bookstores (Amazon, Apple, Nook...) and one by one, the principles of open access are disappearing. Apple, apparently, won't carry an ebook that contains a link to buy a hardcover book from Amazon.
On February 18, PayPal contacted Smashwords with an ultimatum: Remove the "edgy" erotica, or face deactivation of their PayPal account. Since PayPal is integrated into the Smashwords website, Smashwords had no choice but to comply.
Strategic questions need to be answered. Does a eBook publisher focus on marketing, or content creation, or formatting?
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Published on September 24th, 2013