The Daily Square – Blue Velvet Edition

April 23rd, 2008 · No Comments
by Kassia Krozser

Today’s links of interest:

  • Information alert
    Attention librarians of the future: you will be very much in demand.
  • Holy eBook Editions!
    Note for a few specific points: the detailed break-out of ebook sales by vendor, the number of Sony e-reader editions sold (hope he does a follow up with Kindle numbers), and the rumblings about royalty rates. Though these numbers are low, for this particular book, recall that other authors have reported significantly higher rates.
  • Harlequin Signs On With LibreDigital
    Truthfully, less excited than we could be, but that’s because our experiences so far with LibreDigital have been less consumer friendly than publisher friendly.
  • Self-published memoir shortlisted for PEN/Ackerley prize
    The world of publishing continues to expand, grow, and express enlightenment.
  • Wikipedia to be converted to a book in Germany
    Speaking of fair use and copyright and WTF. The nature of the Wikipedia means that the physical book will likely be out-of-date by the time it’s published. A little old school, sure, but if it’s what the people want. No word on whether or not Random House will be kicking back some of the proceeds to help finance the Wikipedia.
  • Layoffs Hit Thomas Nelson
    Hmm, and coming on the heels of pulling out of BEA.
  • AuthorHouse Bows to Amazon Pressure Over Booksurge
    ‘Nuff said.
  • Writers push for laws to maintain Internet freedom
    And the issue of network neutrality raises its profile. You have to love the WGA position that the medium the writers used to communicate during the is largely controlled by the companies on the other side of the table. It’s an issue of freedom of speech.

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