Month: December 2011

How much should an ebook cost?

How much should an ebook cost?

This is the wrong question. The right question is: How much will an ebook cost? Because the answer isn’t up to one author or one publisher or even a price-fixing cartel. It’s up to the market, which is a far more complicated entity. There are no shoulds in the market, just reality. On one hand,…

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Fake books

Fake books

When anyone can publish a book, anyone will. Including people who will collect up public domain articles, paste them into Word and hit publish. And people who will use keywords to trick you into thinking a book is about something it isn’t. Of course, there have been counterfeit handbags for sale on the streets of…

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Who wants to break the Internet?

Who wants to break the Internet?

It’s not the struggling artists, it’s corporations, lawyers and boards who are in favor of such a shortsighted law . Here’s the list of companies behind one of the lobbying groups pushing for SOPA (here are three links about the law). Now you know who to call: ABC AFTRA – American Federation of Television and…

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