Morning Roundup: Self-publishing, how good is good enough, 8 inch Surface tablet coming?

self-publishingLeaked Product Listing Hints at 8-Inch Surface Tablet (The Digital Reader)
Rumors have been circulating for nearly a year now that Microsoft was working on a smaller MS Surface tablet, and now it looks like the device is going to arrive next month.

Self-Publishing: How Good is Good Enough? (GoodeReader)
Grobel’s reason for self-publishing is far from isolated, unfortunately. As bookstores close and discovery becomes difficult, an already hard-to-break-into industry has become even more wary of investing in new titles. But it still begs the question: is his self-published book unworthy because of its status?

Selling Backlist Titles? Think Audience and Metadata (Digital Book World)
Old assets can create new income. That’s the lesson Ira Silverberg, strategic advisor on author brands at Open Road Media, reminded the audience this morning at the “Monetizing the Backlist” conference hosted by Publishing Perspectives in New York.

Oxford English Dictionary: Killed and Saved by the Internet (Techdirt)
Thanks to the Internet, then, the OED will live on in a digital form, at least. Ironically, though, it is the Internet that is killing the print version, and making production of the next edition harder than ever.

Kindle Daily Deals: The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis (and others)

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