8 Lessons from the UK’s World E-Reading Congress

In Resources by Roger Tagholm

Some things bear repeating, and repeating and repeating… By Roger Tagholm LONDON: Dedicated e-readers could die out within five years, killed off by the rise of smartphones at the lower end of the market, and by tablets at the top. That’s the view of Benedict Evans, digital media guru at London-based consultancy Enders Analysis and Chair of the final day of …

The Most Dramatic Publishing Event of 2010? Easy, the Introduction of Agency Pricing for E-books

In Editorial, Resources by Guest Contributor

By Mike Shatzkin, CEO, the Idea Logical Company The most dramatic event in publishing in 2010? That’s easy. It was the face-down between five of the six biggest publishers in the US and Amazon over trading terms in the e-book marketplace: the shift from wholesale pricing to agency. Even in theory, the shift was complicated. Publishers’ established prices went from …