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This Week in Publishing – My Top Five Picks

BEA floor

BEA floor (Photo credit: Annick Press)

With New York City’s Book Expo America (BEA) complete most media attention this week centered on Apple’s courtroom drama over its alleged price-fixing, but there was a slew of other interesting headlines at home and abroad covering everything from possible big-press manipulation of the small press business model to speculation on emerging publishing niche markets created by independent publishers.  Here are the five I really wanted to share just in case you missed them: Read the rest of this entry »

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E-Book prices begin fall

Less than 24 hours after the buzz began that the Department of Justice (DoJ) would seek legal action in civil court against Apple and several large publishing companies for alleged collusion, prices are plummeting.  While some companies have already settled out of court, publishers Macmillan and Penguin are preparing for what could be a legal war. Read the rest of this entry »

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Report: Apple facing Justice lawsuit over e-book prices

In a move many anticipated the Department of Justice DoJ is poised to finally take court action for what it calls ‘collusion’ between Apple and at least two major publishers.

How this impacts Indie and small press operations remains to be seen but some expect any initial price reductions if Apple were to lose could be made up in user fees or other hidden charges.  Also noteworthy is the likelihood of the DoJ also expanding its case to other Apple store offerings.

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Report: Apple facing Justice lawsuit over e-book prices.

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The gadget wars – good for readers

Cover of "Kindle Wireless Reading Device,...

One of the main concerns with this e-book business was that it would take away from the traditional big-press publishers’ bottom line and maybe it does but from educators to casual readers, people are pretty excited that so much more material is available thanks to small press and independent publishers who are leveraging technology to tell their stories.  With that we also find our choice of platforms is now just as varied as book chains were 10 years ago.

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A great post by Brittany – what should be the average price of an e-book? Better yet, a great tip on how you can have it all and read what you love for free!

Originally posted on Me and my writing life:

There’s been a lot on the news wires and internet sites recently about the prices of e-books. What is too high? What is too low? There’s a wide range right now. You see e-books priced $10 or up. (The Language of Flowers  by Vanessa Diffenbaugh is priced at $11.99 on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.)  You also see books priced at 99 cents or a little more.

I would be willing to buy the e-book, on the advice of several friends who have told me how good this book, in paperback for $10 or so, maybe even $15. I don’t know that I’m willing to spend that much on an ebook. The only time I might is for an author that I absolutely love. I’m not a hardcover buyer, unless – again – it’s an author I love.

I realize some might call me a…

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