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Answering The Kindle Challenge With Actual Numbers

You know, I bet nothing’s more annoying or dubious than publishers citing vague percentages about sales growth.  And, the Amazon Kindle best-seller list, with all the free downloads, just screams fake. Part of the problem is publishers are notoriously coy … Continue reading

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Reports of Kindle Ebooks Outselling Sony 10-1 Are Unfair!

to Amazon. See, the quote is from Arthur Klebanoff, of RosettaBooks, who ironically enough when Kindle first launched thought he wasn’t getting any kind of sales from Amazon’s new device–that Sony was pre-eminent.  Heh.  This was back in the early … Continue reading

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Playing W/ ScribD

So I took a moment to put a few books into the new ScribD setup. Just three titles so far, but three that are, ahem, likely to sell.  Things you notice about the service: They’re just getting started.  I believe … Continue reading

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All Right, Twitter Search is Annoying Me,

I’ll have to hear about Ingram Digital later.  But: SiobhaneBooks: #IDPF09 Bob- Ebook readers are loyal, space is changing Were that to be completely true, mmm, how come Fictionwise, easily the most beloved retailer, only boosts sales when they offer … Continue reading

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You Know, I Almost Think My Work Here Is Done

Take away one newbie from a very thin mag, and you realize people are seeing through the Sony/Google hype.  I mean, even InformationWeek got that “Open!!!”… with Adobe DRM… is really “Proprietary!” unless you’re an idiot. And there ain’t a … Continue reading

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And on the Subject of Expertise

One thing I’m taking away from the smug dis-satisfaction at a recent South by Southwest Publisher Seminar: yeah but. I mean, I’ll certainly agree that large publishers haven’t taken every advantage of the possibilities in marketing their books offered by … Continue reading

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As a Public Service, For Anyone Fixing the

Oscommerce IE Downloads Controller Bug: QUOTE (utopixe @ Sep 21 2007, 09:15 AM) I have a solution for my problem (see screenshot on previous page). The error is: Internet Explorer cannot download [file] from [site]. Internet Explorer was not able … Continue reading

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Oh, So CafeScribe Was Sold

By a guy who used to work for Follett, back to Follett. Err, the company’s ideas were… innovative, but actually, you know, Feedbooks might’ve been the better buy, if only for cost containment. Smelling the death of web 2.0.

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