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 thinking about things from the author's and readers perspectives. Writing a book is a labor …

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I Never Promised You an E-book

The big news this past week in library-land is the price hike Random House initiated for e-books sold to libraries. For those keeping score Random House was one of the few publishers still selling e-books to libraries. Though I imagine tripling the price will leave fewer libraries with the coin to buy from them. Truth …

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Why Your Kindle Isn’t Welcome at the Library

I saw this post on the Librarian in Black Sarah Houghton's blog and found it interesting and worth sharing here. The frustration felt by many librarians must be extraordinary as more and more patrons come in asking why they can't borrow the latest books for their readers. Libraries would love to serve their Kindle and …

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Are Libraries Good for Authors?

http://www.rachellegardner.com/2011/11/are-libraries-good-for-authors/ This was a guest post on Rachelle Gardner's blog that I really agree with. I think libraries have much more to offer authors than they take away. Especially for the new up and coming author libraries can be the first place you will find readers. The library can then offer a great place to …

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Weighing in on Self Publishing

Here is a post from agent Rachelle Gardner fresh from her blog. She is weighing in on the self publishing revolution. http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-about-readers.html I don't know about calling the recent rise in self publishing a revolution, I am sure it is a disruption to the traditional way that publishing has been handled. I have to disagree …

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