Category Archives: publishing

Is Next Issue worth your $15 every month?

I’ve been testing out Next Issue’s all-you-can-read magazine app for a few weeks now, to see whether it’s worth your time and money. So is it? My short answer: mayyybe, if (a) you absolutely love many of the titles they … Continue reading

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I’m at BookExpo America this week

I’m not posting much here this week because I’m attending BookExpo America through Thursday. (All those other weeks I didn’t post, I was obviously in training for BookExpo America.) I’m not a big lover of trade shows, but it’s interesting … Continue reading

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Next Issue Media brings the Netflix model to magazines

All Things D has an interesting article about the preliminary launch of Next Issue Media, a magazine service for tablet owners that’s modeled after all-you-can-view movie/TV services like Netflix and Hulu. First, the good news… Like Hulu, Next Issue Media … Continue reading

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Harry Potter series finally available as (legit) ebooks

Katniss might be the biggest teenager in fiction this year, but never underestimate the lasting influence of The Boy Who Refuses To Die, who is making news once again today. Starting immediately, you can visit shop.pottermore.com and buy all seven … Continue reading

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A monopoly believes it is permanent

A monopoly believes it is a permanent fixture in its industry. An Internet e-commerce company worries obsessively that it can be destroyed at any time if it doesn’t stay fast and smart. The contrast between Amazon and big publishing could … Continue reading

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Self-help rights guide for indie publishers

If you’ve ever signed a contract for a book, as an author, a publisher, or a translator, do you know why it stipulated the terms that it did? […] Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Suhrkamp Verlag in Berlin, has … Continue reading

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Why social reading apps are doomed to fail

I’ve been testing out some social reading apps on the iPad in recent weeks, and while I hope to post something more in-depth in the near future, I read some items today that corroborate a general disappointment I’ve been feeling. … Continue reading

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Can Apple even enforce its abusive iBooks Author EULA?

The always helpful Passive Voice lawyer weighs in on whether Apple has created a EULA for iBooks Author that no sane judge would consider valid.

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