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Morning Roundup: B&N Struggles Good for Indie Bookstores? Two articles on eBook Pricing
December 12, 2013 | 9:00 am

indie bookstoreCould B&N’s Struggles Strengthen Indie Bookshops? (Indie Reader) If B&N faces the same gloomy fate [as Borders], there might be a sunny side for indie bookstores, and readers who love them. *** eBook Prices Still a Sensitive Issue for Authors, Publishers (GoodeReader) As more and more holiday shoppers scramble to finish up their holiday shopping, publishers and book retailers have taken notice and are offering considerable discounts on their titles. *** Indies Are Getting Clobbered by Big Name eBook Discounts – But Not For The Reason You Think (The Digital Reader) Indie authors are beginning to notice, and one in particular blogged about it last week. That...

Morning Roundup: Beginning of the End for Indigo Books? Booksellers Say No To Amazon Source and more
November 7, 2013 | 9:02 am

Indigo books The Beginning of the End for Indigo Books in Canada (GoodeReader) Chapters and Indigo Books has announced another quarterly loss of ten million dollars at a recent investors call. Revenue at Indigo and Chapters superstores declined 2.8% in the quarter, while Coles and IndigoSpirit small format stores were down 8.2%. *** Booksellers Say no to Amazon Source (Publisher's Weekly) The fact that indie booksellers in the U.S. can now sell Kindles under a new Amazon program, Amazon Source, doesn’t necessarily mean they want to. *** Why Designers and Developers Need to be Media-Agnostic (GigaOM) In the past it was difficult for companies to leave the confines of...

Morning Roundup: How to Have an Unpopular Opinion, Will Mickey Mouse Stay Out of Public Domain (Again)? and more
October 28, 2013 | 8:51 am

How to Have an Unpopular Opinion About a Book on the Internet (Book Riot) I could have written that piece softer, I could have hedged more bets, I could have made more excuses, I could have watered it down. I’ve done that with potentially controversial pieces in the past. And I always hate myself a little bit for choosing that path. Because the watered down version is never what I really meant to say. The watered down version is what I think will be easier for people to hear. *** Japanese Government is Still Looking to Close the eBook Tax Loophole (The Digital...

Morning Roundup: E-Books and print bundling; the copyright monopoly; more
September 16, 2013 | 9:03 am

Video Isn't Breaking the Internet, the Industry Giants Are (GigaOM) Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of the best consumer experience is. *** At What Point Will the Next Generation Kill the Copyright Monopoly Altogether? (TorrentFreak) For teenagers today, the copyright monopoly is something that the establishment uses to punish them for enjoying culture and science, to censor their protests and voices, and to prevent their art from reaching an audience. As these people grow older and come into policymaking positions, at what point will they just kill the...

Morning Roundup: Kobo launches a fleet of new devices
August 28, 2013 | 9:02 am

KoboKobo Launches Fleet of New Devices, Kids eBook Store, Partnership with Pocket (Digital Book World) International ebook retailer and device-maker Kobo has launched a new fleet of e-reading and tablet devices along with an ebook store for children and a partnership with content aggregator Pocket — all aimed at helping Kobo win the fight for “people who have reading at the center of their lives,” according to Kobo chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn. * * * Can Slow-Moving Universities Adapt Quickly Enough to Change in the Digital Age? (Media Shift) The start of classes this fall will also bring renewed debate about what journalism and...

Morning Roundup: Overstock puts on the gloves; The Billy Pilgrim Traveling Library hits the road; and more
August 20, 2013 | 9:10 am

Overstock Morgan Stanley Analyst Looks at Amazon Kindle eReader Sales (Good e-Reader) It is no secret that Amazon keeps all sales data private and never divulges sales data on Kindle Fire and e-Readers. An analyst from Morgan Stanley is trying to crack the code and has some fairly interesting data. Outsourcing Journalism 101—NewsU's Experiment Falters, but Signals a Change (Mediashift) Most journalism professors are probably familiar with the Poynter Institute’s News University, an online training ground of webinars and self-directed courses for media professionals and students. In fact, if they’re like me they incorporate free modules like The Lead Lab and The Be a Reporter Game...

Morning Roundup: Happy Birthday, Richard Scarry!
June 6, 2013 | 9:00 am

Morning RoundupTo See the Value of Social Media, Watch What Happened in Turkey When Local Media Failed (Paid Content) Social media and tools like Twitter have come under fire during real-time news events because critics say they spread misinformation — but in places like Istanbul they can be a lifeline when the traditional media is ineffective. --- Happy Birthday, Richard Scarry! (GalleyCat) Happy Birthday Richard Scarry! To celebrate the famous kid’s author’s 94th birthday today, we’ve rounded up our favorite Scarry links below… --- Penguin's David Shanks Testifies at Apple Trial (Publisher's Weekly) The second day of the Apple e-book price-fixing trial continued with the government’s continued focus on Apple...

Morning Roundup: DC says readers are downloading 1M comics monthly
June 5, 2013 | 9:24 am

Morning RoundupPaywalls Being Considered by Thousands of Newspapers (Good e-Reader) The essence of a paywall is giving 5-10 online articles away a month, for free, and then prompting them to subscribe digitally to read more. Thousands of Newspapers are evaluating buying into this new subscription model at the World Newspaper Congress in Bangkok. --- DC Says Readers are Downloading 1 Million Comics Every Month (TechCrunch) DC Entertainment is announcing two new technologies today that should give readers more opportunity to interact with their digital comics. The company is also sharing some numbers about the growth that it’s seeing on the digital side. --- PwC: The US Consumer eBook Market...

Morning Roundup: Has self-publishing become a cult?
June 3, 2013 | 9:23 am

Morning RoundupSelf-Publishing Has Become a Cult (Salon) What’s funny is, the adherents would have you believe that once you self-publish, the scales will fall from your eyes and you’ll recognize self-publishing as the One True Path. Traditional publishing will reveal itself to be a lost circle of Dante Alighieri’s Hell, full of damaged souls who want to enrich themselves off your work while destroying every shred of your creativity. I call shenanigans. --- Digital Magazine Usage Growing Via Tablet Users (Good e-Reader) Digital Magazine usage is growing with people who have adopted tablets into their lifestyle. Recently a survey polled 1,293 people on how they have...

Weekend Roundup: BookExpo America ’13 is a wrap
June 2, 2013 | 12:19 pm

Weekend Roundup BookExpo America Report: TED Comes to Town (Vulture) There’s no better place than an industry convention for jargon verging on self-parody, and so it makes sense that Book Expo America, which wrapped yesterday at the Javits Center, was where I first heard the term “artisanal publishing.” --- Independent booksellers see growth as industry gathers for BookExpo America (The Oregonian) After decades of decline, independent bookselling has become a growth industry. --- Movies juice up Book Expo (New York Post) More than ever, publishers realize movie-ties can propel authors and their books into a whole new orbit. --- Penguin Dabbles in Book Retail with Penguin Book Truck and Pushcart (DBW) Penguin...

Weekend Roundup: BookExpo America edition
June 1, 2013 | 10:53 am

BookExpo AmericaStephen King & John Mellencamp Create Interactive eBook (GalleyCat) A week after making news about avoiding an eBook edition of Joyland, novelist Stephen King has created a supernatural digital book called Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. --- E-Books Are Gripping Story at BookExpo America (WSJ) When the book industry gathers at BookExpo America this week in New York, among the hot titles they'll preview will be Malcolm Gladwell's "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." It could be a metaphor for the debate about the industry's future that will likely dominate much of the backroom chatter at the show. --- A Reading of Relief at Annual Book Show (New...

Morning Roundup: The future of smartphone reading
May 31, 2013 | 9:00 am

smartphonesA History of Intellectual Property in the United States (Scholarly Kitchen) The history of patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the United States may not seem to be the most interesting topic in the world, but my favorite history podcast, BackStory with the American History Guys, manages to make it compelling on many levels. --- Simon & Schuster Opens New Publishing Division in Canada (Good e-Reader) Simon & Schuster has a print and distribution center in Canada, that sends print and eBooks to the various stores and retail chains. In the past, if you were a Canadian author you actually had to publish with S&S...