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Big Publishing is the Problem | Hugh Howey

Big Publishing is the Problem | Hugh Howey. A few weeks ago, I speculated that Hachette might be fighting Amazon for the power to price e-books where they saw fit, or what is known as Agency pricing. That speculation was confirmed this week in a slide from Hachette’s presentation to investors: So, no more need […]

July 27, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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E-book publishing and price fixing

Source: April 17, 2012 Competition Needs Protection New York Times By EDUARDO PORTER To believe publishers and authors, the government just handed Amazon a monopoly over the book market: The price-fixing suit against Apple and the nation’s top publishers filed by the Justice Department last week will free Amazon to offer ruinous discounts in […]

April 18, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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E-book battles: writers pawns and prize

[Editor’s note: while not directly related to the e-book lawsuit, it is related as it pertains to Amazon, probably the biggest seller of books and e-books. As before, to find out more about the e-book lawsuit, click on e-book in the “Filed under” section at the bottom of this blog post. Thanks for stopping by.] […]

April 16, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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E-book publishing lawsuit article / opinion

Source: April 15, 2012 Book Publishing’s Real Nemesis By DAVID CARR The Justice Department finally took aim at the monopolistic monolith that threatened to dominate the book industry. So imagine the shock when the bullet aimed at threats to competition went whizzing by Amazon — which not long ago had a 90 percent stranglehold […]

April 15, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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E-book pricing: lawsuit filed

Source:,0,6062761.story Lawsuit against Apple: Writers wary of action by Dept. of Justice Michael Connelly and Sherman Alexie are among authors who view the Justice Department’s suit against Apple and five publishers as acting against writers’ interests. By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times April 13, 2012 When the Department of Justice and state officials announced […]

April 13, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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E-book pricing: possible lawsuit

[Editor’s note: This is a follow up to an article posted on this blog on 12/18/2011. Click on Category listing “e-book” below to bring up that article by Tom Dupree.] Source: Apple Lawsuit: DOJ May Sue Tech Company Over eBooks As Early As Wednesday By Diane Bartz and Poornima Gupta 4/10/2012 8:17 PM (Eastern […]

April 10, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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A byte of a tome: encylopedia goes online only CHICAGO—Hours after Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. announced it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time in more than 200 years, someone among the editing minions of free online rival Wikipedia made an irony-free note of that fact. “It was announced that after 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going […]

March 15, 2012 · admin · No Comments
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The price creep of e-books

This is an interesting companion piece to the one on self-publishing that I posted earlier. If interested in writing, this is also a good blog to follow. Tom Dupree has many years experience as an editor, and it would be worth your time to tap into that knowledge. E-Customers Creeped Out By Price Creep By […]

December 18, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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You have your book written — what now?

If anyone is interested in publishing a book — fiction or nonfiction — we have a great workshop this Saturday. Chris Hebert is an acquisitions editor at the University of Michigan Press. He’s the guy at the receiving end of author query letters and can provide invaluable advice on what works and what doesn’t. He […]

May 31, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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So, you want to be a writer? Watch and learn

January 12, 2011 · admin · No Comments
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