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“Fungible” ebooks

May 17, 2012 by

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Lots of great material to argue and shout and scream at on the Web over the past week, but the one I want to look at? Konrath versus Lipskar, and the horror of “fungibility.” JA Konrath’s post responds to Writers House president Simon Lipskar’s “all books are fungible” theory (written in support of big publishers and […]

Fantastic e-Notions

April 18, 2012 by

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A small post on reactions to the DOJ lawsuit, summated by CBS “Ironically, consumers are likely to win no matter what happens with the case because the self-publishing gate is open and the horses are out of the barn.” … really? “consumers will win”? To that, I respond: I can quite reliably say that publishers will […]

Paul’s Downtime pt2

November 24, 2011 by

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A Grand Theory of eBooks So I was talking about ebook ‘performance’ and pub/author invisibility earlier, now let’s add in Kathryn Rusch’s article (go have a look, it’s interesting… about traditional publishers making more money via e-publishing than from print.) The gist of it is that while book stores are going down, and it’s only the less […]

Paul’s Downtime pt1

November 24, 2011 by

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For anyone wondering what it is I’m getting up to when I’m not Dalsarion‘ing nor marking a lot of student papers! Yay. Lending Services Amazon’s lending program… It’s actually all quite clever on their behalf. Many of the publishers ‘involved’ in the 5k+ books in the programme had no idea it was happening; in fact, they’re […]

Bibliotek Special! Chapter Five.One

September 14, 2011 by

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With all the talk of Amazon becoming a ‘Netflix of books’ it seems the perfect chance to jump ahead a little with Bibliotek (not too much! Just by one chapter / nanograph.) This section gets right into the meat of a post-book world, ebooks for free and about the ‘social.’ I am quite ambiguous about this […]

Review: Cyberbooks

August 25, 2011 by

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You know that ‘oh shit…’ moment you get when you think you’ve been wasting your time for the past year? Yeah, that’s what I got when I bumped into Ben Bova’s Cyberbooks in a secondhand store not long ago. The worst of it was, I couldn’t say that I hadn’t heard of it before, I’d […]