Apparently I’m not done with this yet. Look – here’s the deal with ebook pricing, okay? Hachette wants to keep the price of ebooks high for their own stupid, short sighted reasons, but people keep defending them with arguments like “but cover design costs money! 352 more words
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When some 900 authors last week delivered a call to arms against Internet giant Amazon, the subtext of their message went beyond a dispute about rights and numbers. 555 more words
Okay, y’all must know at this point that as far as I’m concerned, traditional publishing can go suck all the dicks in Bangkok. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t pay attention to the news, because keeping up with stuff happening in the industry is kinda required. 822 more words
Where pricing is concerned, there’s Amazon, and then there’s everyone else.
From Stephen King to Disney, Warner Brothers to Bonnier publishing, the e-commerce giant has waged battle against countless parties this year, all in an attempt—at least, that’s how it appears—to have the final word on low prices. 8 more words
While Amazon and Hachette duke out their differences in the United States, German publisher Bonnier is now involved in a similar dispute with Amazon. Amazon and Bonnier are also negotiating over ebook prices for books published by Bonnier, and while negotiations are ongoing, Amazon has delayed shipment for their books and discouraged customers from buying them. 337 more words