Is Amazon Too Powerful?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

Some feel Amazon’s growing power and influence threatens to create a hegemony. By Edward Nawotka I want to make a confession: I have an Amazon Prime account and I use it…a lot. I have a small child at home, limited time to shop,¬†and a fast Internet connection. Amazon, in our household, has become synonymous with shopping. Though I have a …

Flash for E-books: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Limitations?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story about Ugly Duckling Presse considers some of the benefits and limitations of using a Flash-based e-book platform. Among the main limitations is that Flash is not supported by Apple and has limited search capabilities. That said, Flash is almost universally supported by PCs and, increasingly, by numerous smartphones. As a reader, publisher or e-book …