Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

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

New age piracy: ask the right questions

Recently, one of the authors I work with was in touch with me because someone was torrenting his book. To paraphrase the email: “They’ve got my book on a site … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Retailers, agents, and pirates: The ebook pricing debacle

As I’m sure most other publishing students and professionals are, I’ve been doing a lot of research into the legality of the agency model in the few weeks since the … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beating the drum for DRM?

Last Thursday I packed up my notebook and trotted down to Tremont Street for a Bookbuilders of Boston panel at Emerson College. The topic was digital rights management, or DRM, and little did … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 4 Comments

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