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nathan-burgoine's picture
Apr.02.2014
So it's been a month, eh? Whoops. To say that time has been running away with me lately would be understating things. Part of that is actually due to this fellow right here: Yep. Those of you who read the acknowledgements in Light know that there was a promise there to my husband. The Cat-Dog...
bob-mustin's picture
Aug.04.2012
E-book lending is one of the latest innovations of the digital publishing world. Learn more - good and bad -  about that here from Bob Mayer. In general it’s always a good thing to be the “first” at something. Being part of something on the ground floor tends to give you an advantage. This is...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jul.09.2012
One of the more common reasons I've heard for downloading a copy is the "just looking" one. On the one hand, I get this. One of the things you can do in a brick and mortar store is wander over to a chair, sit down, open the book, and start reading. Read the blurb, the critical praise, find out...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jul.08.2012
There are absolutely authors out there who can produce quality work all by themselves. I'm not one of them. There's a part of me that wonders if there's some accidental modesty or an attempt to make an author seem so mysterious afoot in the sometimes general lack of awareness about what a...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jul.07.2012
There's that great tongue in cheek saying, and I think it applies wonderfully to the idea of DRM, that "fool proof plans just make for better fools." When it comes to E-book piracy, one of the ideas publishers have come up with is the DRM. DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) is more easily...
nathan-burgoine's picture
Jul.06.2012
I recently found (and retweeted a link to) what I thought was a nifty little blog entry from Rachel Vincent that helped clear up a bit of the process for whether or not someone had committed some e-piracy. I liked the blog (obviously, or I wouldn't have linked to it) in that I thought it did very...
j-m-leitch's picture
Apr.16.2012
The Guardian Newspaper in the UK is featuring a seven-day investigation “Battle for the Internet” into the escalating struggle for control of an open Internet. In an interview kicking off this series Sergey Brin, founder of Google, says the threat comes from “very powerful forces that have lined up...
terry-odell's picture
Jan.17.2011
First: If you didn't check out my guest post at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen yet, please do. There are excerpts and a recipe. What more could you ask for? I got a Google Alert for Coping Mechanims, one of my short stories, the other day. I followed the link, which led me to a website that offers free...
karen-dionne's picture
Jan.08.2011
My third article on the economics of book publishing written for AOL's website, Daily Finance, is now live. Here's a sample: Analysts estimate that hundreds of thousands of e-readers were given as gifts this holiday season, spurring a massive explosion in the number of e-books that will likely be...
donna-ballman's picture
Jun.16.2010
Why shouldn’t Bloomberg/Wiley authors sign the modifications the publisher is proposing? Which major sports bio went on sale despite threats and bookstores refusing to shelve? Which publisher is accused of sexual harassment? These headlines, plus more of the latest writing and publishing...