This Week in the Blogs: March 14 – 20, 2010

by | Mar 21, 2010

Book pricing, publishing for iPad, certainty and uncertainty, focusing on your message and the explosion of the Ebook market all make an appearance this week. Hey, it’s the second day of spring, can’t you feel it? Enjoy!

Michael Bhaskar on BookBrunch
Four Things Publishers Do Know
“Virtually everyone’s views on digital publishing exist in a negotiation between the four things we know and the three we don’t. Together they map the fundamentals of what is happening to our industry.”

Seth Godin on Seth Godin’s Blog
Driveby culture and the endless search for wow
“Find the right people, those that are willing to listen to what you have to say, and ignore the masses that are just going to race on, unchanged.”

Mark Barrett on Ditchwalk
Consumer Expectations and Price
“It’s at this point that true madness sets in. If the market were more mature I wouldn’t have to ask what the price of my e-book should be. The question would have been asked and answered so many times that the number would be obvious to everyone.”

Piers Fawkes on PFSK.com
Wired’s Chris Anderson On Publishing For The iPad
“We will look back in 10 years and see this as a significant moment. I think the tablet is going to replace laptops for many people.I think the tablet is going to sell in millions in the first year and tens of millions in the next few years.”

Mark Coker on Smashwords
Ebook Market Exploding, Says New IDPF Survey
“The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) on Friday reported U.S. wholesale ebook sales for January, 2010 were $31.9 million, up 261 percent from the same month a year earlier.”

And for Something Completely Different . . .

Wallpaper
“Freshen your screen. Freshen your outlook. New desktop and device wallpapers every month.”

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