Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

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DoJ settlement to start Spring 2013? According to Publishers Weekly, “Motions made late last week pertaining to lawsuits filed against Apple and five publishers over e-book price fixing charges give … Continue reading

June 22, 2012

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Amazon acquires Avalon. According to Paid Content, “Amazon will release the Avalon titles under its West Coast imprints, including Montlake Romance and Thomas & Mercer.” Threat of Piracy. Interesting piece … Continue reading

June 8, 2012

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The Amazon Effect. The Nation’s in depth cover story explores Amazon’s history and its current conquest over the publishing industry. Indies vs Amazon. Shannon McKenna Schmidt at Shelf Awareness discusses … Continue reading

June 1, 2012

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Android taking over iPad in e-reading market. According to Digital Book World, the real news is that choosing tablets may be having an adverse effect on the e-book market. Color … Continue reading

May 11, 2012

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Microsoft joins B&N in ‘strategic partnernship.’ According to Tech Crunch, “The new company, referred to for the moment as Newco, will contain B&N’s digital business, as well as its College … Continue reading

May 4, 2012

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World Book Night is a success. Shelf Awareness provides a sampler of reactions and  experiences from a variety of people all around the world on Monday night. How technology can … Continue reading

April 27, 2012

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London Book Fair recap – Publishers Weekly has coverage of the Digital Minds Conference and The Guardian  reports on discussions of how publishers must adapt in the ever-changing industry. DOJ … Continue reading

April 20, 2012

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DOJ Sues Apple and 5 of the Big 6.  Shelf Awareness sums up Wednesday’s news and developments. HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster have agreed to settle with the DOJ. However, Apple, Penguin, and … Continue reading

April 13, 2012

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Seattle Times publishes several articles, criticizing Amazon.  The Seattle Times reported on the deep discounts Amazon asks for from publishers, as well as the states fighting back against Amazon’s  tax deals. … Continue reading

April 6, 2012

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More on agency model collusion The Wall Street Journal stated, Sharis Pozen, acting assistant attorney general for antitrust at the Justice Department, “won’t stand by quietly if companies make agreements … Continue reading

March 30, 2012

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Bologna Book Fair recap. A Publishing Perspectives article cited Bookigee’s Kristen McLean, who best summed up the overall takeaway from the Fair: “The children’s book market is the best bellwether, … Continue reading

March 23, 2012

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How do readers discover books? The Goodreads Founder and CEO Otis Chandler discusses the challenge facing every publisher in Publishing Perspectives.  Tablets and reading. With last week’s launch of the … Continue reading

March 16, 2012

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Reading books on tablets. The New York Times reports on the potential distractions of the tablet reading experience. The article states, “a tablet offers a menu of distractions that can … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

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Ongoing Amazon-IPG Dispute. Shelf Awareness takes a look at what’s going on between the Independent Publishers Group’s clients and Amazon. Penguin’s ebook sales double, profits up 8%. According to Penguin’s … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

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