Monthly Archives: April 2010

End Coming for Sony Reader?

Jane at Dear Author was first to note: Sony’s selling its Touch Ereader via online closeout specialist Woot. This is the first time Sony’s Reader has been sold via Woot. If you’re unfamiliar with Woot, they have “deals-a-day”–and every now and again start selling stuff rapidly, one thing after … Continue reading

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My Intriguing 16 PALM Shares

So, I’m following Palm’s stock in the wake of their announced acquisition by HP.  And it’s funny, but I don’t think this is the final deal quite yet.Palm’s currently priced at $5.81.  HP said it would buy them for $5.70. Based on my … Continue reading

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If You Whine, They Will Come Through

Mobipocket just paypaled me for q1. To be fair, they’re well within any reasonable deadline.  But, they were always like first Monday of the month ’til now. Part of why I was paying such close attention: I might be the … Continue reading

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To Hitt and Hitt Not

With this latest Hitt, might be a good time to mention, Author Michael Hemmingson’s homage to Orrie, published by Black Mask books, is getting pretty good reviews.

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If 55 Ebook Storefronts on the Internet Fell…

and no one really cared, would Mobipocket still have trouble paying out 1Q royalties? This has probably been noted elsewhere, but, the shift of 5/6 large Manhattan publishers from a previously-standard royalty arrangement–i.e., 60% of an ebook’s suggested retail price to them–to … Continue reading

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For Epubcheck 1.05 Woes, Just Read This Thread

It sort of explains everything. Remember, you don’t have to pay anyone for basic ebook conversion services… Trust me.

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Hmm, 250k ebook downloads

That’s not quite the same thing as sales.  But it’s great that Apple had Project Gutenberg in the system at launch.  I’ve been of the opinion that Ipad will really shine come fall, when it starts to penetrate education markets … Continue reading

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