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July 24th, 2009

Why eBooks Aren’t the Same as Printed Books

I’ve avoided commenting on the controversy this week when Amazon realized it was selling an eBook of George Orwell’s 1984 that the vendor did not own the rights to sell to Amazon and its customers. I knew that there would be lots of back and forth to fill the blogger trough. Of course the story became…

July 12th, 2009

Color for eBook Readers

One of the ongoing hot-topics in the eBook reader debate centers around the perceived need for eBook readers to be able to display color images in a user-acceptable fashion. epapercentral reports on one of the most recent attempts to tackle the challenge (there are many others, at various stages of development). According to the report,…

May 23rd, 2009

More Data on the Number of On-demand Titles in 2008

To find out the inside scoop on stories like that reported in my previous blog entry, I’m now subscribing to Publishers Lunch Deluxe newsletter, which I receive as part of a $20/month membership to Publishers Marketplace. Thus far I’m finding it to be of excellent value for my research and understanding of what’s happening in…

May 15th, 2009

Pundits and the Future of Publishing

As I’ve pointed out elsewhere, there are no shortage of pundits on the future of publishing, in all its forms. It is a cluttered field, and unless you can devote all day, every day, to their utterances, you’re going to miss some great blogs entries, and a ton of dross. Most focus on more limited…