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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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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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Genre Surveys Part 2: Science Fiction and Fantasy Ebook Bestsellers Examined

Some very bright folks pointed out that the data used for the survey on the 26th was actually pulled from Amazon\’s Popularity index, rather than their Bestseller index. What\’s the difference? Popularity is the default index readers see when they just hop into a genre and browse. That makes it an excellent snapshot of what\’s

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Survey of a Genre: Science Fiction eBook Market Under the Microscope

So there\’s two big questions on everyone\’s minds about ebooks these days, right? 1) How much of the market do indies (self publishers) really have? 2) What price is working for folks? There\’s going to be some variability to the answers. Some genres will likely see greater or less indie penetration; some will see higher

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The New Publisher: Innovation and Incompetence

Yesterday, the Author\’s Guild placed an ill-advised blog entry on their site. It\’s such an obvious piece of fluff propaganda that it\’s being picked apart around the internet. One of the better commentaries was penned by Passive Guy over on his blog. I\’ll agree with PG\’s summary: the writer of said post was clueless. PG

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