Tag Archives: eBooks

Formatting It’s a Bitch

With all apologies to Mr. Jagger and Richards. So you have your plot all dialed in, your characters live and breathe in your readers’ minds and your grammar is spot on, not a comma out of place. All that remains … Continue reading

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It’s called Price Fixing and It’s Illegal

So Apple ignored the publishers who rolled over and settled with the Department of Justice and so this past Wednesday received a guilty verdict from a federal judge. Digitaltrends.com posted an interesting article on what the fallout for consumers could … Continue reading

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Can I Be an Artist and a Capitalist?

Something that has been going through my mind, other than copious amounts of life sustaining blood, is the difference between being an Artist and a Capitalist. I didn’t begin writing as a fast track to wealth. It was just something … Continue reading

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Sue Me an Amazon River

Saw this on the Huffington Post Books page. DRM Lawsuit Filed by Independent Bookstores Against Amazon, Big 6 Publishers. Basically the suit alleges that the DRM in place on eBooks grants Amazon a monopoly. I would agree that this DRM effectively shuts … Continue reading

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E-book Price Gouging

After my last post on e-books looking at the no to low end I thought this post which I am borrowing from American Libraries Magazine, The Visible Hand of the Market?, might complement it. Libraries would love to provide their patrons with all … Continue reading

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E-booking on the Cheap

The other day I came across a review for J.K. Rowling’s new work, Casual Vacancy, interested I clicked on over to Amazon to see about getting a copy. Well any thought of that happening went away when I saw the … Continue reading

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Two Developments on the E-book Front This Week

So the government is heading into court to smack the hands of Apple, Macmillan and Penguin. E-book Price Fixing Trial Set for 2013 I am more interested to see what comes out in the arguments before the bench than any possible … Continue reading

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I Have Given up on Library E-Books

Since buying my smart phone two years ago I have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of reading I do. The convenience of e-readers on a device that’s always in my pocket has given me more opportunities to read. Alas this happened just … Continue reading

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The Big Three E-book Issues

I came across this article in my Twitter feed this morning. All three of these issues will impact our digital reading future. Some questions that I have are, will the market stabilize around one platform? Will e-books ever have a … Continue reading

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An Author (And Reader’s) Response to the e-Book Price Debate

A Facebook friend made me aware of an excellent article from Nathan Bransford regarding e-Book pricing on c|net. You can read the article here, and I encourage you to do so. I agree with the article but then I started … Continue reading

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