The Department of Justice’s trial against Apple for alleged ebook price fixing has had more than a few moments of entertaining linguistic absurdity.
Will Pay-as-You-Read Allow Publishers to Charge More for Ebooks?
By minimizing the risk of buying a bad book, pay-as-you-read business models could translate into higher prices and higher quality content, but will it drive more sales?
Why Publishers Need to Collaborate with Tech Companies
At the Guadalajara Book Fair, Bill McCoy of the IDPF and Pablo Defendini of Safari Books encouraged publishers to abandon DRM, and set their own prices.
Serial Publishing: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
Numerous authors have been experimenting with serial publishing, but it can leave readers unsatisfied and frustrated. Where do you stand?
Le Carré: Death Blow to Indie Booksellers
Internationally bestselling writer John le Carre regrets supporting the removal of retail price regulations in the UK that ultimately hurt independent booksellers.
Do You Equate Value and Price When it Comes to E-books?
With most things in life, you tend to get what you pay for, but is that the case with e-books?
How Fear of Disruption Stalled Japan’s E-book Development
Japan’s e-book market remains small. Publishers been reluctant to support e-books out of fear losing revenue and challenging their own distribution monopoly.
Need to Know: Amazon vs. Apple vs. Sony: E-reader and Tablet Wars Heat Up
Sony and Amazon dominated Thursday’s digital chatter with concurrent announcements about new tablet devices.
Can Developing E-book Markets Support “Lower-Than-Print” Pricing?
When you’re already talking about a $1 to $1.50 for a print book, can you go any lower for digital?
BEA Video Interview: Mike Shatzkin on Publishing’s Priorities for 2011
By Edward Nawotka Publishing consultant Mike Shatzkin discusses the erosion of shelf space in bookstores, publishing innovation, English as a disruptive force overseas, and the two priorities publishers should be focused on over the next 6-12 months: price experimentation and improving rights databases. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7wxfzHKd0M