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Mike Shatzkin discusses smartphone reading, German ‘soft’ DRM move

By Chris Meadows
August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mike Shatzkin has posted his latest thoughts on the state of the publishing industry. This time he notices the trends toward increased smartphone e-reading and German conglomerates removing [...]

Of Puppies and Sadness: A Hugo Award post-mortem

By Chris Meadows
August 23, 2015 // 7 Comments

Earlier this month, when I described the latest Hugo Puppies blow-up, I closed with the paragraph: This is really something in the nature of a pre-game show to the kerfuffle that will invariably [...]

Can someone out-compete Amazon in these six areas?

By Chris Meadows
August 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The ever-thought-provoking Joe Konrath has posted an essay with six areas Amazon seems unwilling or unable to pursue, that might provide fertile ground for some competitor to come in and disrupt the [...]

Baen e-book store to drop ‘mail to Kindle’ function

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2015 // 9 Comments

Baen has just sent an email to its customers noting a change to one method of Baen e-book downloads. At the moment, Baen has a form on its web site where you can fill in your Kindle’s Personal [...]

Webcomics: Another new medium of the digital age

By Chris Meadows
August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

New media for broadcast create new forms of media for consumer consumption. The invention of the cinema led to short films, newsreels, serials, and feature films. Later on, the emergence of [...]

Dumping DRM is not a panacea

By Chris Meadows
June 20, 2014 // 10 Comments

As I’ve watched the e-book market develop, I’ve gradually lost a good deal of patience with the argument that DRM is the thing keeping people locked into the Amazon Kindle ecosystem. The latest [...]

LonCon Hugo Voter Packet now available for download to paid members

By Chris Meadows
May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

For those who signed up for LonCon membership to get the Hugo Voting Packet containing free e-books (such as almost all of Wheel of Time), LonCon has made the packet available. Go to the Voter Packet [...]

Publishing consultants want to foster competition among retailers by making consumers miserable

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 9 Comments

I’m not a publishing industry “insider.” I admit that. I know I pontificate from time to time, and have opinions very strongly expressed, but sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m [...]

Whither the Kindle Killer?

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 14 Comments

Found via Slashdot: Larry Press plaintively wonders why nobody’s come up with a “Kindle Killer” yet. He notes a whole host of ways the Kindle falls short of perfection—lack of voice [...]

Which Hachette books are affected by Amazon spat, and why Kindle users are locked in

By Chris Meadows
May 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

Here’s some more assorted Amazon/Hachette coverage. First of all, Gizmodo has some examples of the books you find on “Amazon’s hit list,” with charts comparing pricing and availability at [...]

E-book review: The Chronicles of the Kencyrath is fun, dark fantasy

By Chris Meadows
May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you’re looking for something interesting to read, I’m going to talk about an underappreciated, inexpensive series of e-books from Baen that I’ve grown to love. It’s called the Chronicles [...]

Ryk Spoor launches Kickstarter to fund new Oz novel

By Chris Meadows
March 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s a worthy-looking Kickstarter project. Ryk Spoor, one of the Baen stable of authors, is looking to self-publish Polychrome, his modern-day pastiche on the public-domain Oz setting. He’s [...]

Surprise! Most consumers buy e-books from a single retailer

By Chris Meadows
January 22, 2014 // 15 Comments

At Digital Book World, book industry research firm Codex Group has some news for you that will completely shock and surprise you: in a survey of just over 2,000 people who buy e-books, 86% buy them [...]

Baen’s new mobile site and app show promise

By libertyc
December 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

Today I was reminded that Baen has a mobile version of its website and mobile apps under development. I’ve been trying out the Android version, which can be found in the “Baen Mobile” forum on [...]

Fiction Bundle joins the DRM-free pay-what-you-want e-book bundle crowd

By libertyc
November 30, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Humble Indie Bundle has done a lot to put independent and even some big studio software titles on many people’s virtual gaming shelves, but I haven’t seen all that many game bundle sites [...]

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