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TX Book Festival Updates

The “Penguin Editor” who hated Pennyworth is in fact a “Holt Editor”–which makes it all more interesting.  But no additionial gossip.  Today was insane, and I didn’t talk to any of my boothmates until the last 20 minutes, when I … Continue reading

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Notes from the TX Book Festival

In no particular order.  I was so beat after today’s show that I crashed for four hours, watched the rest of the game from my hotel, and, daylight savings time or no, didn’t go to the bars.  We’re all wondering … Continue reading

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That’s Real Competition

Penguin has the booth across from me, and they’ve giving away Skittles! No sign of Sony.  Had fun yesterday, saw costumes, will in fact be getting early rest tonight… (really, it’s a 9 AM start, and gets quite hectic…. I … Continue reading

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Where the Hell is Pennyworth Books?

They’re not in TN (a very big one), they weren’t in Baton Rouge, they’re not even on the list for Miami.  Gas is one thing, but… sheesh. If you’re not familiar with Pennyworth, they’re a company that for years bought … Continue reading

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Penguin Sold More Ebooks in the First Two Months

of ’08 than they did all of ’07.  ’07 was the first time Penguin made actual money from ebooks. Impossible to believe, as none of the 133 titles theoretically available as .epub files from a major publisher bear the Penguin … Continue reading

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Penguin’s Doing More Ebooks

Yay for them.  They’re great with paperbacks. … I’m sleepy.

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Agree Penguin’s Ebook Strategy Is Goofy

But not for this reason: What’s most galling, of course, is that Penguin isn’t attempting to increase interest in ebooks as a medium by making these classics, long past copyright, available in free, un-DRM-encumbered formats. In an old-meets-new mashup, publishers … Continue reading

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