Come on, Kobo, a $399 tablet? Really? (GigaOM)Kobo
E-reading company Kobo plans to launch a $399 tablet. Has it learned nothing from Barnes & Noble’s experience?
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A Career Versus Publication (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
I was a bit stunned at the response to last week’s blog, not because the response was negative—it wasn’t—but because so many of you said that you had no idea that writing was a career choice.
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Bad News: Court Says Cyberlocker and its Owner can be Liable for Copyright Infringement (Techdirt)
While the full ruling won’t be out for a few weeks, a Florida court has made a horrifically dangerous ruling, saying that cyberlocker Hotfile can be liable for copyright infringement.
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3 Pillars of Selling More Books Online (Digital Book World)
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  1. Kobo is not competing primarily in the US. Nor are its tablets locked down as the Nook was until very recently. And $399 for the specs of this tablet, with a nice overlay for target group readers / magazines, while still a fully open device … this is a much better strategy than B&N used when it focused strictly on the US.

    Is this a brilliant move by Kobo? Maybe not but it extends the experience in its focussed segment, delivering good value without trying to be the Hero device in the tablet market. Kobo has done very well striving for excellence without insisting on being Amazon, Samsung or Apple.

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