Category Archives: Digital Media

Has Alleged Ebook Price Fixing Impacted Ebook Sales?

United States Government accusations that Apply conspired with major book publishers to fix the price of e-books are meeting with strong denial from Apple. The action is estimated to have cost consumers more than US$100 million ($121 million) in the … Continue reading

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Calibre – What A Dream Piece of Software

I am eternally grateful for the many open-source software products made available – most of which are well design and elegant to use. However, now and then one comes along and blows my socks off…this is how I felt when … Continue reading

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Is the Perceived Value of E-books Changing?

I was just browsing through the Kindle books on Amazon and came across this interesting comment on a book about sleep disorders: “This book was recommended by my doctor…….I’m not paying $12.99 for something that isn’t even worth $4.00 to … Continue reading

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NYTimes on Interoperatiblity of Ebook Readers and Ebook Copyright

Right on cue from the last post – this NYTimes article on interoperability of ebook readers and copyright protection for ebooks – check it out Related Posts:New Larger Screen Kindle Due Very Soon!New Ebook Formats Driving Ebook Growth Share & … Continue reading

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Google Hug Feels More Like a Squeeze

As Google continues to roll out free services to lure its market, behind the scenes it is tightening the screws to help publishers restrict access to articles on their online news sites. Newspaper publishers will now be able to set … Continue reading

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Amazon Kindle Like Application for PC

Amazon have released a free PC application to allow access to books normally only accessible via its Kindle ebook reader.. This allows customers easier access to over 360,000 books [depending on country of access]. The application has core features synchronisation … Continue reading

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Should Publishers Support DRM-free Ebooks?

It seems authors and publishers are often at opposite ends of the tug of war between DRM ebooks and Open [DRM-free] Ebooks. One such author struggled with his publisher over several months to have his books published DRM free. His … Continue reading

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Squidoo Ousts Junk Lenses

In a welcome move to clear the Internet of junk web pages, Squidoo is taking bold steps to rid its website of lenses that fail to meet certain quality standards. To maintain the quality of their service and discourage IM … Continue reading

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New Wave of Real Time IP Collaboration

Google has come down from the cloud and is now skimming the waves in a new, higher level of collaboration for publishing online. Announced yesterday, the Wave service will allow multiple users to chat and work together in real time … Continue reading

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The Great Publishing Divide Still Strong

In a recent post, Seth Godin made a brief comment about ‘When the Writer Becomes the Publisher’ His belief is that we have yet to reach the solution where someone can “collate, amplify and leverage the work of writers and … Continue reading

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