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Writing in Public, Too: NaNoWriMo Day 16

Up at a decent hour this morning. Made some coffee, and hit my email, which had been somewhat ignored the day prior. After catching up a bit, and continuing to comment on a couple of interesting industry threads I\’ve been participating in (one on ethics, another on productivity), I started in on publishing business stuff. […]

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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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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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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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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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