digital first sale

HarperCollins does big festive ebook sale

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 31, 2014 // 2 Comments

In the latest example of a pattern that I suspect is going to become increasingly common in electronic publishing, HarperCollins is not only offering an across-the-board seasonal sale of some of its most popular titles, but also appears to be trying to push this first and foremost through its own [...]

Weekend Roundup: Lesson libraries can learn from Amazon. Digital first sales questions

By Joanna Cabot
June 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Syracuse School District Distributes Almost 100,000 Books for Summer Reading (GalleyCat) A school district in Syracuse New York has plans to send every K-5 student in the district home with a backpack full of 10 books for summer reading. *** Four Lessons Libraries Can Learn from Amazon (Digital [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing: My points of view

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 6 Comments

Well, that was quite a few articles. I hope you at least read my summaries, and they didn’t put you to sleep. I was impressed by the breadth of viewpoints represented in that sample of testimony. We heard from a major publisher, a company and an interest group lobbying for digital resale, a [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Public Knowledge, John Villasenor, The Software Alliance (BSA)

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Matthew B. Glotzer, New York [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Matthew B. Glotzer, New York Public Library

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative This post continues a theme from the last couple, in which one side’s statement is [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: Graphic Artists Guild, Owners’ Rights Initiative

By Chris Meadows
June 3, 2014 // 4 Comments

Previously in this series: House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi Here are two more documents from yesterday’s first sale hearing. Like yesterday’s pair, they’re a half-and-half split: one in favor of expanding first sale, the other concerned over [...]

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

We’ve covered the history of efforts to implement resale of digital goods before (more than once, in fact), and there’s been quite a discussion of why it would be a bad idea. Now it’s Congress’s turn to talk about it. Today a House subcommittee held a hearing concerning first sale and how [...]

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