Tag Archives: Mark Coker

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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Way to Go, Smashwords!

Smashwords just got a deal to supply the Kindle store at a better rate for indie authors.  The number is most impressive, 44.5%, and reflects, I guess, Smashwords’ better vetting and production values.  That % is better than the 35% … 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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No, I Like the Smashwords Deal Too

Nah, it doesn’t give Amazon “competition.”  Please, Barnes & Noble lost $300 million last time trying to compete on printed books with Amazon, despite clear brick & mortar advantages. And I didn’t need the confirmation that Ereader-through-LSI will still be … Continue reading

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