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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Terry Pratchett stakes his claim to being the funnyman of science fiction in the Color of Magic, book one in the Disc-world series. He grabs you from the first page with his uncanny wit and his character’s humorous banter and keeps you chuckling to the very end of the story. You’ve likely seen similar characters from other books, television and movies but Pratchett takes the classic comedy duo and firmly plants them in a fantasy world that is over the top hilarious.
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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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.