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Amazon Explains Why It Thinks $9.99 is the Right Price for Ebooks

Amazon

On the Kindle forum, Amazon said it wants to price most ebooks at $9.99, claiming lower prices will sell more books and return more money to authors. Many disagree.

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Yale Publishing Course at 5: “Full-Immersion, Time of Transition”

Tina C. Weiner, director of the Yale Publishing Course

Over five years, the Yale Publishing Course has reflected changes in this fast moving industry and helped propel mid-career professionals to new heights.

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How the UK’s Folio Society is Changing with the Times

Odes of Horace

The Folio Society, the UK publisher of up-market limited editions, is moving into retail, innovating in print, and continuing to seek out the best writers have to offer.

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In the UK, Traditional Publishing’s Pay for Authors “Not Fair”

Nicola Solomon

In the UK, the Society of Authors’ chief executive claims that traditional publishers’ terms ‘are no longer fair or sustainable’ for author’s to make a living.

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Does The Future of Reading Include E-Readers?

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In New York Magazine, Kevin Roose states: ‘Software is eating the world. It’s also eating the book.’ He also doubts the future of dedicated e-readers.

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Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?

Pentian launched their US campaign at BEA.

With Pentian’s model for crowdsourcing books, it turns the backer into a self-interested investor. But like with any investment, one must be willing to gamble.

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Book Crowdfunding Platform Pentian Pays Writers and Readers

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Spain’s Pentian crowdfunding platform for books offers a new business model: paying 50% of profits from book sales to backers of the book and 40% to the author.

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107 Reasons to Love Foyles of Charing Cross Road

Classic neon at Foyles

In appreciation of the reopening of London’s most famous bookshop, Foyles of Charing Cross Road, we look back on its history and into its future 107 ways.

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PRH’s New Identity: Goodbye to Some Famous Bricks and Mortar

New Penguin Random House

Roger Tagholm bids a poetic adieu to Random House’s iconic colophon, which has been replaced by a new text-based ‘global identity.’

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On Crowdfunding Books: When People Vote with Their Money

Inkshares

Adam Gomolin, a cofounder of Inkshares argues crowdfunded publishing provides its own legitimate filter, because it relies on a scarce resource: people’s money.

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