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Book Wars!

I’m a wanna’ be author, so I pay attention when publishers and book sellers start developing temper tantrums. I doubt I’ll ever finish any of the novels I started, but I still pay attention; who knows, maybe I have a best seller in that pile of words. 600 more words

Grumpy

Changes in Spot Price for Precious Metals

Today marked the last day of using a 117-year old system for fixing the price of silver. Rather than let it free-float, the legalized corruption will likely continue under a new name. 36 more words

Gold

The (New) London Silver Price

CME Group will provide the electronic auction platform on which the price will be calculated and Thomson Reuters will be responsible for administration and governance. The LBMA will accredit price participants and own the intellectual property rights. 299 more words

2014

The Beginning Of The End Of Precious Metals Manipulation: The London Silver Fix Is Officially Dead | Zero Hedge

Following a crackdown on precious metal manipulation by various European regulators (mostly Germany’s BaFin, recall “Precious Metals Manipulation Worse Than Libor Scandal, German Regulator Says”), which led to the shocking outcome that Deutsche Bank would pull out of the London gold and silver fixing committees, the London Silver Market Fixing company ended up with a most curious outcome: it would have just two members: HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia. 182 more words

2014

The NCAA is Anti-Competitive: The Court Ruling Heard Round the College Sports World

By: Brian J. Meli

I’ve been following the O’Bannon v. NCAA trial with great interest since it began; not just because of its growing status as a landmark antitrust case, its roots in intellectual property, or its potential to dramatically shift the balance of power in college sports, but also because it was Ed O’Bannon’s championship UCLA team in the mid-nineties (specifically his pint-sized point guard Tyus Edny’s last minute, coast-to-coast game winning buzzer beater) that cemented my passion for the spring sporting ritual that is March Madness. 1,389 more words

Commercial Matter

Amazon-Hachette Chick Fight

The current fight between Amazon and Hachette Publishing has every blogging Indie writer throwing in his two cents.  Or her two cents.  I don’t need anymore heat from the feminists.   792 more words

Humor

Self-Publishers Aren't Killing The Industry, They're Saving It

In light of current events, I thought it would be good to re-run Ed Robertson’s excellent guest post from November 2012 where he highlighted interesting parallels between historical paperback pricing (pre-industry consolidation) and self-published e-books. 1,598 more words