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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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Kindle Sub-Distributors?

Amazon’s just updated its terms and conditions for the DTP store.  Short version: it just got a little harder to do some things, and they are set to crack down further on infringement in the DTP zone, having first cleansed … 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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Interesting Timing By S&S+Hachette

The same week that Nook “launches”–or at least, gets a few demos into stores, and some glowing reviews that don’t actually experience any of the bragged-about-features–and Sony’s finally got its new format, maybe, Hachette and S&S have turned around and … 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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They’ll Get Right On That!

Hot on the heels of reports that 1.3 billion Chinese readers will now have to use Adobe Mobile software or face execution, I was thinking about digging up some info about how one of the main Chinese ebook platforms was … Continue reading

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So, Finally Missed a Day

Nov. 29, 2009.  Last missed update was Oct. 31st, 2007.   That particular evening, I was in Little Rock, AR, at a hotel that used to be a Days Inn–this was before I realized, on the road, you should look for … 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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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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