Monthly Archives: May 2008

Weirdest Email Ever

OK, I just got something via the Munsey’s contact from an Ingram rep.  A press release.  Ingram Digital and Thomas Nelson have done something together that will make both of them scads of money.  This is a good thing and … Continue reading

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My Wife Had the Best Day Today

She went out with a friend, saw SATC, cried through most of it, then went shopping at the mall, picking up a new bag at Bloomingdale’s for our trip to Hawaii. Would’ve been cool for me, too, as I didn’t … Continue reading

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S&S Adding 5k Books to Kindle

I have no idea whether these titles are also being made available for Sony’s Reader or offered to “whoever.” A PW article doesn’t say.  S&S has always had the best ebook strategy, but I don’t think they ever standardized on … Continue reading

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The Idiot’s True Cost

OK, so at last check Rothman was back to his gibbering self, loser of a PW job (and caught lying about how that went down), “victim” of .epub’s drop to the curb by an insincere IDPF, and sad object of … Continue reading

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Well Yeah, but 75k of ‘em Are Kessinger Reprints of Google Books

Waiting, Godot-like, for anything .epub to mock, I saw this story on PW. …output of on-demand, short run and unclassified titles soared from 21,936 in 2006 to 134,773 last year, according to preliminary figures released Wednesday by R.R. Bowker. Sales … Continue reading

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BEA, Book Event of the Year Generates 1–Yes, 1 EPUB Story!

But it’s not an L.A. story.  From Australia, we learn about a company that uses .epub to convert to their own proprietary format, just as they’ve for six or seven years now used OEBPS 1.2 to convert to their own … Continue reading

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Something Tells Me Ingram “Scan to Print”

is going to get a lot cheaper. PW’s got more on the end of Live Search for books. I can’t say this was a surprise, Live had been down for like a month there, but I really loved the professional … Continue reading

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Bezos Still Doesn’t Care About Early Adopters, But He’s Sick of the Trash-Talking

This was linked from Galleycat, and might have been out there for a couple weeks (I was out of town), but Amazon’s got a new job opening: Description Amazon is looking for an experienced professional to work with authors, agents … Continue reading

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Horses, Horses

Reading Mr. Bezos, first thing I thought of was my own trip: coming back through Indiana/Ohio, I saw three farmers, one with a tractor, two with teams of horses. One fellow was right by the Ohio/PA border, and from traditional … Continue reading

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Has Nothing to Do with Ebooks

but: Holy F******g S**T! Battered China asks old enemy Japan for military for help as flood threat rises Reeling from the soaring death toll of the May 12 earthquake and in growing fear of a catastrophic eruption from the “quake … Continue reading

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