Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Legal check-in: February updates

Jenna Gilligan wrote earlier this week about the recent indie suit against major publishers in regards to DRM, which has prompted us to take a look at what else in publishing … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 13 Comments

Will the indies succeed in making DRM illegal?

Last week, Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Fiction Addiction, and Posman Books—three independent bookstores who claim to represent “all independent brick-and-mortar bookstores who sell ebooks”—sued Amazon and the Big Six, … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 32 Comments

Ebook gift card update: Livrada caters to authors

Last holiday season, we highlighted the pros and cons of ebook gift cards in lieu of gifting books, or even retailer cards like a Barnes and Noble gift card. Last … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Amazon patent, part two: What does it mean?

Yesterday we posted an article that discussed the recent Amazon patent that has the digital blogosphere up in arms. Check out that overview or read the full text of the … Continue reading

February 20, 2013

The Amazon patent, part one: What is it?

Digital publishing has been abuzz (and in many cases, aghast) at the recent news that Amazon may be entering the digital resale market. Publisher’s Weekly announced earlier this month that … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

What’s a MOOC? (And why should publishers care?)

Though they sound like they might have been cooked up by Seuss, MOOCs have been a hot topic in academic publishing lately. These “massive open online courses” are jut what … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 7 Comments

Standing out from the self-publishing crowd: Blogger Jessica Heights on reaching ebook success

In the age of ereaders, self-publishing is becoming an increasingly attractive option for writers. Rather than have to undergo the long and arduous process of finding an agent and/or publisher, … Continue reading

February 3, 2013

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