Morning Roundup: eBooks should be MORE expensive? Amazon introduces Fire TV and more
April 3, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Content Pricing Consultant: eBooks Should Be (Much) More Expensive (Digital Book World)
“Ebooks are terribly misnamed,” said Luby. “They’re not a product. They’re a reader service.”
Editor’s Note: Yes, I can imagine your reactions to this were much like mine. (Check date. No, not April 1.) Nor was it persuasive enough to make me go raise all my eBook prices.
Creators Need Beyond ‘Copyright’ to ‘Copy-Credit’ (Digital Book World)
Content creators and rights holders need to move beyond the business model of simply exploiting intellectual property rights to survive and grow, according to Jeff Jarvis, author of multiple books on media, professor of journalism at the journalism graduate school at the City University of New York and founder of media blog BuzzMachine.
Paper vs. Digital Reading is an Exhausted Debate (The Guardian)
Tim Waterstone’s claim that ebooks are in decline isn’t persuasive – and there are far more urgent matters for readers to discuss.
Amazon Launches Fire TV Set-Top Box (Boing Boing)
Described as a “tiny box you connect to your HDTV”, Amazon’s $99 Fire TV hits a crowded field, with Roku and Apple already offering nearly-identical products.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Paris Architect (and others)