Morning Roundup: iPad Mini refurbs available. Is Amazon KDP MFN legal?
April 18, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
iPad Mini Refurbs Now Available from Apple – Including Retina (The Digital Reader)
Want to buy an iPad Mini but found them just too expensive? I have some good news for you. You can now pick up Apple’s iPad Mini Retina for about 16% off. That’s not a great discount, no, but it is about as good as you will get from Apple.
Is the Kindle Direct Program MFN Legal? (Go To Hellman)
If you sell an ebook through the Kindle Direct program, Amazon doesn’t want you to offer it for less somewhere else. It’s easy to understand why; if you’re a consumer, you hate to pay $10 for an ebook on Amazon and then find that you can get it direct from the author for $5. But is it legal for Amazon to enjoin a publisher from offering better prices in other channels?
When an author should self-publish and how that might change (The Shatzkin Files)
There is a question that every agent and publisher is dealing with, because authors surely are. And that’s this: when should an author self- (or indie-) publish?
The answer is certainly not “never”, and if there is anybody left in a publishing house who thinks it is, they should think a little harder.
The Business Rusch: Generational Divide
You see, kids, back in the days when you walked uphill both ways in the snow to get to your typewriter, when manuscripts were laced with white-out, and copies were made with carbon paper, old movies were hard to find.
Kindle Daily Deals: House of Bathory (and others)