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Publetariat Dispatch: Will Book Publishers Become Irrelevant?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Smashwords founder Mark Coker shares his NPR interview about the current and possible future state of commercial publishing. (updated) I was interviewed today on NPR’s All Things Considered by the amazing Audie Cornish.  We talked about how the rise of ebook self-publishing will transform publishing for the benefit of writers and […]

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Think “You the Author Meets You the Successful Publisher

Here’s the Book That You Must Read Now to Make It Happen

Finally. It’s here. The book that hits the sweet spot for everyone who has a personal or professional interest in the ebook revolution from the author’s or publisher’s side of the equation. From a Guy who has made a very successful career of hitting the sweet spot ever since he played the role of Apple’s […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: E-Ink Devices – The Fastest Invention In History To Become Old-Fashioned

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and publisher Alan Baxter muses on the disruptive speed of technological advances in books and publishing. I’ve been noticing that more and more people are reading e-books from  tablets and fewer people are buying e-ink devices like the original  Kindle. When I straw-polled this perception on Twitter, it seemed that […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: As Borders Lies Dying…

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat offers a roundup of news and commentary about the Borders liquidation from around the web. There’s analysis, punditry and post-mortems aplenty where the failure of Borders is concerned. This Slate piece asserts Borders died primarily of self-inflicted wounds its competitors have avoided. From the article: Other companies have adapted to […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Publishers Be Crazy…Or Desperate

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton marvels at Bookish.com, major publishers’ latest plan to compete with booksellers directly. I just read this article about Bookish.com, a new joint venture being launched later this summer by Hachette Book Group, Penguin USA and Simon & Schuster. Per the article: The […]

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Publetariat Dispatch: Can the Subscription Model Work For Trade Publishers?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton wonders if a subscription model, such as that employed by Netflix and Gamefly, could work for trade publishers where ebooks are concerned. I recently read a Slate article about how the film industry is repeating the DRM and business model mistakes of […]

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eBook Leaders Show Random House Sitting Pretty As Amazon's Kindle Store Discounting Plays Crucial Role in Picking Winners

eBook Leaders Show Random House Sitting Pretty As Amazon’s Kindle Store Discounting Plays Crucial Role in Picking Winners

For the past few weeks, we’ve been paying more attention than usual to the USA Today bestseller lists that come out each Thursday because they have provided a fascinating window into the changes that are taking places in what we read and the publishing sources for the books that we are reasing. Once again, the […]

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Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: How Agency Model Publishers Are Killing Their Own Kindle Sales

Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey Results: How Agency Model Publishers Are Killing Their Own Kindle Sales

  (One of several Kindle Nation posts exploring the results of the Winter 2011 Kindle Nation Citizen Survey. Click here to see a breakdown of results.)      By Tom Dulaney, Contributing Reporter Every salesman from Seth Godin to the guy at your local used car lot or Lexus dealership knows that one of the […]

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Publishing Perestroika: Indie Authors Blow Away Traditional Gatekeepers and Storm the Castle of Newspaper Bestseller Lists

Publishing Perestroika: Indie Authors Blow Away Traditional Gatekeepers and Storm the Castle of Newspaper Bestseller Lists

By Steve Windwalker Editor of Kindle Nation Daily Call it the “Paper Curtain,” if you like. But like the Berlin Wall, it’s coming down. As a result of the Publishing Perestroika that has been unleashed by readers and writers connecting primarily around Kindle content in the short span of just 39 months, the walls that […]

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With “Kindle Singles,” Amazon Shows Off Its “Harvard Degree” in eBook Pricing

Other bloggers and journalists have joined Amazon’s own press office this week in making a big deal of Amazon’s “brand new” initiative called “Kindle Singles,” and I think it’s a big deal, too. But brand new? Not so much. First, let’s take a straight-on look at Amazon’s press release announcement of Kindle Singles, on Wednesday, […]

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INCOMING! IDENTIFY! IDENTIFY! Yes, It’s the Kindle Revolution

We have dispatches from all over this week, and they all bear the same identifying marks. Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s vice-president for Kindle Content, addressed a Digital Book World panel yesterday and summed up the changes that are taking place in the world of publishing and reading like this: “However fast you think this change is […]

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The Kindle Revolution and the Bottom Line: Amazon to Announce 2010 Corporate Earnings After Stock Market Close Today, January 27, 2011

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) will hold a conference call to discuss its fourth quarter 2010 financial results on January 27, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET. The event will be webcast live, and the audio and associated slides will be available for at least three months thereafter at www.amazon.com/ir. It will be interesting, as always, […]

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Just How Big is the Kindle Revolution? Our Estimates: Amazon Has Sold 12 Million Kindles, and There Were Over 10 Million Paid Kindle eBook Sales in the Last Week of 2010

Just How Big is the Kindle Revolution? Our Estimates: Amazon Has Sold 12 Million Kindles, and There Were Over 10 Million Paid Kindle eBook Sales in the Last Week of 2010

Amazon inducted bestselling author Nora Roberts as the third member of its Kindle Million Club yesterday with a press release stating that Roberts “has sold 1,170,539 Kindle books under her name and her pseudonym J.D. Robb.” So we now have the following members in the Kindle Million Club, and you can click on these links […]

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