Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Guess: For Penguin It Is Just About the Money

Probably the nonsense about “friction” means more to Penguin than I think, but only a little bit more. They know that all their newest titles–Signet, I suspect is the one most checked-out on ebook devices–are all available for free download … Continue reading

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Intent v. Execution in Amazon-land

While I agree that folks like the ABA, B&N, BAM, everyone else on the planet may be “playing into Amazon’s hands” by refusing to stock titles from Amazon’s publishing arm, this kinda ignores that Amazon itself won’t stock titles if, … Continue reading

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Those Even-Worse Amazon Numbers

Best coverage of them might be on Zero Hedge, but even the New York Times is now calling out the low-margin Internet retailer. Cash is down another billion, to $5.4 bil. or something. For some reason, Amazon has this huge … Continue reading

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