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Amazon Speculation

Based on nothing, save a gut feeling–if you look at all the p.r. this quarter–much of it happening before the earnings release… you have to think, they blew q2. Maybe even a big miss. My theory, foreign sales (half of … Continue reading

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OK, Ebook Sales Are Down 3% in April

… make that, self-reported ebook sales.  And… that’s a month when the Agency 5 vanished from the Kindle store (and everywhere else) for a while… returning with higher prices… and Apple couldn’t meet demand for the iPad… and some Kindle … Continue reading

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Ahh, Ebook Hubris

Somebody sent this link to a tweet by Hadrien, founder of Feedbooks. We’ve had more downloads than Project Gutenberg for the last 6 months. Can we claim the title of “most popular website for public domain” ? The short answer … Continue reading

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How Many Apple Products Can You Spot in This Press Release Lead?

I’m counting four. And, it gets more interesting. Free Android app for reading allows customers to enjoy over 540,000 Kindle books on Android phones; Amazon offers Kindle apps for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and, soon, Android These … 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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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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Perseus Ipad Deal Is Bigger Than You Think

The Perseus Book Group deal with Apple is extraordinary.   Bet on most publishers distributed by Perseus opting in.  Stunning. Amazon in the past year has laughingly blown away ebook pioneers like Sony and Overdrive.  Jeff and Co. watched as Borders … Continue reading

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New Ipad Ebook Store Already Shows More Book Insight Than Amazon

Something really interesting to take away from the Forbes story about Apple’s new Ipad store.  It’s a little subtle, but bear with: There are also two sections for “Erotica” books; one under “Fiction & Literature” and one under “Romance.” The … Continue reading

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Amazon 3rd Party Fees Explained

Yeah, I’ve done sales of books my books through Amazon’s Marketplace for 3rd party book sellers. Mr. Curtis has the right idea, but Amazon makes a little bit more than 3-4% of sale.  It’s more like 6-15%, plus an additional … Continue reading

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