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December 13th, 2009

Color of the Year for 2010: Turquoise!

I’ve been traveling the last 8 days or so and have not been blogging. I wanted to weigh in with SOMETHING, anything, to reassure those few who are concerned that I’ve not abandoned the battle. I’ve actually got a slew of topics to cover in the days ahead, but thought I’d start light. For years…

November 30th, 2009

How Many Kindles Does It Take to Top Amazon Sales?

I never quote verbatim from an entire blog post, but how could I do this one from the WSJ blogs any better? By Andrew LaVallee Amazon.com said Monday that the Kindle is having its best month ever. As always, however, it didn’t say how many sales that amounts to. The online retailer said in a…

November 29th, 2009

Book Publishing and DRM

Mike Shatzkin once again nails a tough topic with his blog posting, “Some thoughts about piracy.” DRM remains a tough subject for all, be they music, film, periodical or book publishers. Of course each face the challenge in somewhat different ways, both by dint of economics and because of practical realities. As Mike points out,…