Weekend Roundup: What do editors read? Kobo CEO speaks about taking over Sony ebook business

KoboWhat do Editors Read? (Book Riot)
You’ve heard what librarians read. Now, I’ve asked some stellar editors to tell us what books they’re excited about right now.

Kobo CEO Speaks Out About Taking Over Sony eBook Business (GoodeReader)
“In North America we have been really happy with the Sony customers coming over to Kobo. People have been really interested and excited about our retail ecosystem and our investment around recommendations and how to discover your next great read. As a company, we are very happy with the collaboration and quality of customers coming over.” said Tamblyn.

We. Don’t. Care. How. Traditional. Publishing. Works. (The Passive Voice)
P.S. – Indie authors don’t understand how steam locomotives work either.

Amazon vs Hachette: It’s Getting Nasty (PW)
The two-page ad that ran in the Aug. 10 issue of the New York Times, which more than 900 authors signed calling for readers to email Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to air their displeasure at the company’s tactics in its terms dispute with Hachette Book Group, unleashed some of the harshest language yet in the months-long standoff.

Kindle Daily Deal: Imperium (and others)

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