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After Macmillan–yeah, Amazon Considers Apple a Threat

This is getting fun. I have no idea how long the spiel with Macmillan’s gonna last.  It’s of course ridiculous for a Macmillan division like Tor, given its online following, etc., to not be selling most of its ebooks direct … Continue reading

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The Thunder, It Stolen

I know there were a ton of ebook devices “announced” at the CES show.  But, while I’d love to see Pixel Qi succeed, second-tier E-ink licenses are so last-decade. Kindle DX International is coming Jan. 19th.   For those who … Continue reading

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No, Amazon Does NOT Lose $2 Per Kindle Book Sold

Jesus Christ, now we have to refute stupid articles from three weeks ago. Here’s the problem with Maher and Blodget’s “analysis”:  They don’t know a damn thing about how ebooks get into the Kindle store. Let’s go back to tiering, … Continue reading

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That Would Be an Omen

Amid the shocking reports that Nook, finally shipping, doesn’t quite live up to expectations, something might have been missing from the news: We had a death among ebook storefonts, and not much of an epitaph. I guess, last week, Mobileread … Continue reading

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Download Stats From External Catalogs

Oh, somebody was wondering about this one.  Because of the new mobile era, there isn’t as much direct downloading of books from the site.  Maybe 150, 200k.  Thanks to nightly XML updates I am, however, in catalogs from Stanza, FBReader, … Continue reading

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Magic B&N PR Quote on Nook Delays

I’ve had vague feelings about BN since the CEO spent $600 mil. of the company’s money to buy a chain of bookstores from… himself.  Nothing I could put my finger on, yet… hmm.  But, WSJ says it: Ms. Keating said … Continue reading

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Lulu’s Labors Lost?

So, I saw the bit about Lulu “partnering” with Ingram to “sell mainstream books” in addition to Lulu’s self- and micropress offerings on I think ireaderreview, and it’s been bugging me for a couple of days. See, if you’re adding … Continue reading

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Is Nook the End of BoB?

Reading through this press release, about how Barnes & Noble, whose Nook reader will only interact wirelessly with one store, is a paragon of “openness” for all retailers, I’m struck by the following passage: Barnes & Noble is adopting Adobe® … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Call this: Things BN Got Right

All from the BN Buzz Twitter feed. Personalize your #nook by creating a screen saver using your own photos (dumb, Amazon, for not letting us do this). Malcolm Gladwell appears, reading The Tipping Point (bit.ly/3bIYuM) on #nook #nook is first … Continue reading

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My Question, Does the FTC Have Swat Teams?

The Fish & Wildlife Service does, and lord knows they’re putting their armed troops to good use.  “Never Intended” events like that one are worth remembering when you hear that they don’t “plan” to start fining bloggers $11k each time … Continue reading

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