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David Gaughran on Argo Navis and Lazy Literary Agents
April 23, 2013 | 4:17 pm

David Gaughran published a scathing article yesterday on Argo Navis Author Services and the agents who are promoting it to their clients. I wasn't surprised that yet another barely dressed up distribution service was attempting to convince authors to give up a ridiculous percentage for services which are little better (and arguably worse) than those offered by Smashwords. I've gotten used to the sudden proliferation of ways to separate authors from their royalties. I was disappointed, but hardly surprised. According to their page, Argo Navis is "specifically for authors who control e-rights or reverted print rights, and have been published by a...

Inkling Habitat’s media-rich e-book platform is now free for all
February 12, 2013 | 5:26 pm

The news, released today, that the San Francisco-based Inkling has decided to give away for free its "collaborative digital publishing environment" known as Inkling Habitat was probably the e-publishing community's most eyebrow-raising story of the week thus far. As Laura Hazard Owen wrote today for Paid Content, the company "has spent three years and $30 million to build Habitat, a cloud-based set of digital publishing tools that let users create and collaborate on high-quality, interactive ebooks." That sounds like fairly exciting stuff. Although if Inking Habitat actually manages to get itself off the proverbial ground over the next few months with any sort...