Morning Roundup: Manga buzz at Comic Com. Apple content delivery system is live
August 1, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
Manga Buzz is Strong at Comic-Con 2014 (PW)
Once again, pop culture fandom congregated en masse at the San Diego Convention Center for Comic-Con International 2014, including plenty of fans looking for manga and anime.
Hachette Bends But Doesn’t Break in Face of Amazon ‘Punitive Action’ (Digital Book World)
In its first half numbers, which came out today, French media conglomerate Hachette Livre reported that Hachette Books Group, its U.S. division, generated 5.6% more revenue in the first half of 2014 than it did in the prior year. This, the report stated, despite a drop in ebook sales “reflecting market trend, fewer movie tie-ins vs. 2013, and Amazon punitive action.”
Apple’s Content Delivery Network is Reportedly Live and it’s Huge (GigaOM)
Apple’s content delivery network is starting to push OS X updates, and reportedly has multiple terabits per second of capacity.
Amazon Defends eBook Pricing in Hachette Fight (GalleyCat)
Amazon has come out and defended its eBook pricing model arguing that a $14.99 or $19.99 is “unjustifiably high for an e-book.”
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