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Guest Post: Tara Maya with "Five Signs You Might Be A Writer"

Hey folks! Tara Maya\’s a fantasy novelist who belongs to the same online team/collective of writers that I do. She\’s just released the sixth book in her ongoing series – an interesting epic fantasy with some remarkable twists. To celebrate the new book coming out, she\’s taking the spotlight in here today. You can buy

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Publishers begin removing DRM from ebooks, smashing walls on Amazon "walled garden"

At the London Book Fair, one of the major topics of discussion was publishers discussing cessation of DRM use on their ebooks. DRM – digital rights management – is the encryption added to digital media which prevents copying, conversion, and some other sorts of uses of the media. In some cases, it might force the

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Author's Guild: latest evidence of loss of a clue?

The Author\’s Guild blog has just posted a letter from Scott Turow titled \”Grim News\”. The post expounds upon how the DOJ\’s recent announcement it intends to file suit against major publishers for conspiring to fix prices on books is a terrible thing for everyone, and basically defends the assorted publishers\’ actions. Leaving aside the

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Mike Shatzkin asks: what can publishers offer in digital publishing? A response.

Mike Shatzkin has just posted an excellent new article: \”Will book publishers be able to retain primacy as ebook publishers?\” Some snippets:   \”… I think we’re going to see a US market that is 80% digital for narrative text reading in the pretty near future: could be as soon as two years from now

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