Morning RoundupDear Mainstream Authors, Stop Bashing Independent Publishing and Get a Clue (Huffington Post)
They’re like the bullies on the playground. Those snot-nosed, mainstream-published authors who think indie writers are not real artists just because they don’t have a traditional book deal. Pooh on them, I say. Pooh! Don’t listen to a single misinformed word from their filthy mouths.
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Kobo’s New Reader Clears FCC, Will Launch Before August 30 (The Digital Reader)
Kobo’s newest ereader showed up on the FCC website on Friday, and even though the more interesting details are embargoed this filing told me a lot.
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Digital-First Publishers Experimenting with Value-Added Content (Good e-Reader)
Now that digital publishing has entitled literally anyone to publish a book, publishers are having to come up with creative ways to ensure that their authors’ material gets due attention in a quickly overwhelmed marketplace.
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Why The Comics Business Had Such a Great Year (GigaOM)
Sales of digital comics are growing nicely. Here are some of the reasons why.
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Kindle Daily Deals: “The Fountains of Paradise” by Arthur C. Clarke (and 3 others)

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