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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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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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Hey, MobileReference Is Back!

In the Kindle store. So, all’s forgiven, apparently (via KindleKorner.) Weirdly, despite the freezes put on new PG-type titles being added to Kindle via the DTP route (and the Mobi route), seems the Kindle store now holds 350k titles, up … 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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That Report Seems… Ill-Timed

First, I want to congratulate Steve Jordan for getting his name in the NY Times, talking about the success of the Universal Consumer Format.  Hope tomorrow the Times  sends him some linky love–from the website, if not the paper itself.  … Continue reading

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What Big Internet Retailers?

Oh good lord. So I was glad to see that Direct Marketing (selling ebooks from publisher to reader) was planned for the now-abandoned Quartet Press’ businesses model, and, fine, they couldn’t quite make a go of it, for reasons that … 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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Replying To Slate on Kindle

Dear Mr. Manjoo, read your recent piece in Slate about the need for Amazon to become more “open” the way Sony is. Apart from the rather laughable concept of Sony somehow rootkitting its way into geek dominance, there’s a couple … Continue reading

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