Category Archives: Publishing

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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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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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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Nice Deal If You Can Get It

Ever wondered what sort of payments authors get for signing up book deals? Well – one way to find out is to ask the author or publisher. Not that they will tell you the numbers, but you may get an … Continue reading

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High Quality PLR Content Can Reduce eBook Development To Just Days

I often get asked how long it takes to write a book – and of course, the answer is, that I know how long I take, but every person is different. The differences are from the factors one would expect … Continue reading

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New Ebook Formats Driving Ebook Growth

Gone are the days when PDF ebooks ruled large. With over 500,000 Amazon Kindle ebook readers sold in the USA alone, 400,000 Sony Reader PRS-700’s in the US and UK and over 30 million Apple iPhones across 80 countries it … Continue reading

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The Perils of Offering An Ebook Version of Your Printed Book

I was just reading an email from David Pogue on the “E-Publishing Debate” after he suffered at the hands of pirates who requested [under the guise of being blind] a pdf electronic copy of his printed book – then blasted … Continue reading

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International Publishers Getting Behind Ebook Format

Whether the launch of Amazons Kindle Ebook Reader has anything to do with it but there is a current surge of major publishers launching electronic versions of their books. In the UK, two of the biggest publishers – Random House … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Online Video Ads?

The advertising industry recognises that technology is enabling viewers to skip advertising, and TV spot’s are becoming less effective. Companies are allocating more significant dollars into online advertising, a large part of that to video ads. But are the same … Continue reading

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Will The Real Web 2.0 Please Reveal Itself?

There are many good newsletters and authors on the Web; but a lot of the content is blandly repeated from site to site without much added value. Every now and then I come across one that stands out. In this … Continue reading

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