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Is Amazon Vulnerable on Audiobooks?

Second-most interesting thing to happen in ebooks last week, after Amazon’s Temple-of-Doom-like ripping out the heart of ebook competitors, was the announcement of the Barnes & Noble audiobook store. This isn’t the first audiobooks announcement to be heard lately.  In … Continue reading

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I’m Also Not As Enthusiastic About Fighting Over Things Which Don’t Make Money

Amazon, while not conceding the underlying legalities, says they’ll let rights-holders decide whether or not to enable Text-To-Speech.  Cue the DRM cacophony on how no publisher should ever, ever, ever deny the right to hear a voice aloud.  And, seriously, … Continue reading

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Amazon Beats But Lowers Forcast

Same thing, really.  Sure they’re gonna push Kindle.  Which… is good. I’m actually borrowing my next door t-3 right now, uploading something audio to Createspace.  Don’t worry, I’ll give the bandwidth back when I’m done.

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Man, Like a Daniel Cabrera Start

Sometime this afternoon, Sony Readers were in the lead, saleswise, 3-1 on Ebay. By the end of the day, 13 Kindles were sold: Compared to 5 Sony Readers. Price of the Sony’s down to $250 if you’re not including international … Continue reading

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Fool Wants Kindle Numbers!

Me too. Amazon doesn’t book an order for a Kindle as a sale. Instead, it only tallies fulfilled and delivered devices. So the November and December orders that got bumped to January could be material contributors to the company’s top … Continue reading

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Maybe The New Royalties Won’t Suck

Amazon buys Audible. If ya ever wondered why Audiobooks go for $50 or something for a download…. well, it’s cause Audible’s terms, and especially their royalties… suck. Now I’m not a trained financial analyst by any means, but anyone else … Continue reading

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