Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

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The boycotting of Amazon continues. This week, Books-A-Million, Indigo, and now the American Booksellers Association’s IndieCommerce site has decided they will no longer sell Amazon books. See Shelf Awareness and Publishers Weekly for more. Laura Hazard Owen at PaidContent also asks, so what?

Could there be a more unified ebook market one day? An interesting discussion and perspective from TOC.

Amazon moving in to physical stores. ReadWriteWeb reports there may be a boutique stocked with Kindles and Amazon’s exclusive line of printed books, coming soon to Seattle.

One author’s experience with self-publishing. Author Charles Orlando discusses why he walked away from a traditional book deal in this Fast Company article.

Is Amazon really trying to destroy the printed book business? The New York Times’ take on the subject of Bloomberg Businessweek’s recent cover.

Google Books lawsuit update: According to PaidContent, “Google, it seems, is hoping the case will shrivel up if it can remove the Authors’ Guild.”

What’s going on over at Apple? More iPad 3 rumors according to the eBookNewser.

Penguin ends partnership with Overdrive. “Random House becomes the only big-six publisher to allow unrestricted access to its e-books in libraries.” See the full report here.


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