Weekend Roundup: More power to Amazon good for books? Digital info after you die
August 10, 2014 | 10:51 am
By Joanna Cabot
After the Bell Tolls for Thee—What Happens After You Die? (Dear Author)
I’ll start this post off with a disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I strongly advise you to consult a lawyer who specializes in wills and trusts so that when you do shuffle off your mortal coil (in the way, way future) your descendents think of you fondly.
The Best Thing for Books is More Power to Amazon (Yahoo Finance)
Amazon used to set the prices people paid for ebooks, but, thanks to an illegal price fixing conspiracy, they lost most of that power to publishers. Almost everyone — probably even the big publishers — would be better off if they got it back.
3 Areas Where Amazon Web Services Might be Vulnerable (if the Competition Can Exploit Them) (GigaOM)
Foundry Group Managing Partner and TechStars Co-founder Brad Feld came on the Structure Show this week to talk about why Amazon Web Services might be feeling the pinch from competitors, and how it and other cloud providers should approach their business models.
Please Stop Working so Hard to Overcharge for eBooks (The Passive Voice)
PG says it would be interesting if KDP sent out a similar message to Amazon’s ebook customers as well.
“Tell these shadowy members of the 1% that readers don’t want them to increase ebook prices. Don’t let them take your ebooks away.”
Editor’s Note: As a bonus link, I (Juli) was interviewed by Kindle Chronicles this week and discussed DRM, Amazon/Hachette, piracy and other things. Plus, as always on his podcast, Len Edgerly discusses other news and issues of the day.
Kindle Daily Deals: The Dark Hunter series (and others)