This Week in the Blogs, August 14 – 20, 2011

by | Aug 21, 2011

This week we’re looking at articles about new innovations in e-distribution, making the self-publish decision, pricing and policies in the Kindle store, and a cautionary copyright tale. Just right for deep in the summer. Have fun.

Henry Baum on Self-Publishing Review
A Spotify for Books
“Beyond piracy, this is the thing that publishers have likely been fearing most, so they’ll fight it. Self-publishers shouldn’t necessarily fear it – if the revenue model is fair.”

Sue Collier on Self-Publishing Resources
Should you self-publish—or wait for a traditional deal?
“A lot of authors today make the choice to self-publish rather than pursue a traditional deal. They believe they can better produce and market their books—and potentially make a lot more money.”

Girard de Marigny on Girard de Marigny
The Price Point Dilemma
“I conducted a quasi-scientific analysis of the Kindle price points of the Top 100 Bestselling Thrillers on Amazon.com today (08-15-11). Here’s what I found:”

Steven Lewis on Taleist
Important (and unimportant) developments for Kindle self-publishers
“Amazon announced three Kindle developments recently. Two matter to those who self-publish on the Kindle. The one that got most attention doesn’t.”

Passive Guy on The Passive Voice
Not a Good Week for Harper Collins – Cover Art Rip-Off
“Here’s the real moral to this story for all of PG’s valued readers: You don’t get statutory damages or attorneys fees unless you have registered your work with the U.S. Copyright office.”

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1 Comment

  1. Barbara

    Joel, Thanks for a veritable potpourri this week!

    Reply

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