Weekend Roundup: The business of being an author. A hype-free article on Aereo and more
April 20, 2014 | 11:22 am
By Joanna Cabot
Now that Amazon Owns Comixology , What Will Happen To Submit? (The Digital Reader)
It’s been a week since Amazon announced that they were acquiring Comixology , and the surprise deal has left many questions unanswered, including what Amazon plans to do with Submit.
Books, Toys Still Work for Specialty Outlets (Publishers Weekly)
Since the demise of Noodle Kidoodle and Zany Brainy in the early 2000s, specialty “book-and-toy” stores have maintained a low profile. Yet a number of retailers, from the 130-unit Learning Express chain to mom-and-pop stores, are still serving their communities with a mix of toys and books.
Authorpreneurship and the Business of Being an Author (GoodeReader)
At today’s PubSmartCon panels, industry professionals presented a panel on the business side of being a career writer under a newly coined term, authorpreneur. By viewing being a published author, regardless of the mode of publication, as a small business owner with serious investment concerns and prioritization to be met.
Weird! Someone Wrote a Hype-Free Take on the Aereo Case (re/code)
But lots of coverage of Aereo vs. the TV Industrial Complex comes with big servings of hype and spin (Aereo will destroy TV! The TV guys will destroy the cloud!). Nothing wrong with that — it makes for zestier stories — unless you’re trying to parse the actual legal issues at play next week.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Max Segal Series (and others)