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Will New Release Windows for Paperbacks Help Publishers?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 27, 2011

The New York Times had an interesting feature on a subtle change in the book publishing industry with one shortsighted goal in mind: increase print profits in a hurry. Breaking...

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No Let Up In the E-Reading Device Parade

by Allen Weiner  |  May 5, 2011

Just when you thought it was safe to go into your big box retailers and buy an “e-reader” after parsing the maze of options, two new choices loom: a new...

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On innovation

by Thomas Otter  |  August 29, 2010

In this interview on the O'Reilly blog Scott Berkun nails it. How do you define "innovation"? Scott Berkun: I strongly recommend people use this word as little as possible. It's...

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Amazon's First Response to the Apple Tablet

by Allen Weiner  |  January 20, 2010

Amazon has plans to change its royalty schedule for publishers beginning this summer, doing a 180 on its 70-30 split. There are rules a'plenty, but it's a clear pre-emptive move...

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John Grisham on Ebooks

by Allen Weiner  |  November 3, 2009

Don't get too excited, in this video, Grisham only acknowledges the fact that ereaders will make an impact on the number of authors who get published (as a result of...

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Author Ebook Royalties in Play

by Allen Weiner  |  October 28, 2009

Macmillian, perhaps believing it will face some tight margins as ebooks sales become as competitive as print products have become of late, has rewritten its author contracts, with boilerplate language...

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Book of the Month: When Markets Collide-Investment Strategies for the age of global economic change

by Andrew White  |  July 15, 2009

A tad late, I know (it is July) but I am just catching up with noting the books I am reading/have read.  So this is the "Book of the Mont" for May:...

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Two In One

by Eric Knipp  |  July 11, 2009


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The Kindle is Great, But…

by Allen Weiner  |  April 13, 2009

A few weeks into my ownership of a Kindle 2, I must report that the Amazon e-reader holds great promise as it delivers a very intuitive experience for those who...

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The E-Reader Trifecta: Amazon, Google and Apple

by Allen Weiner  |  February 11, 2009

In the research that led to our report, “Publishers Explore Digital Editions, Devices as New Channel Opportunities,” Mike McGuire and I debated/handicapped the merits of various e-reader devices and their...

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