Articles from February 2009

Ebook Pricing: Who Chooses?

February 23rd, 2009 · 50 Comments

I have been thinking for days, weeks, months, heck, years about ebook pricing and traditional publishers. Just for fun last week, I ran some numbers using the general figures from Bob Miller in the comments on his ebook pricing post*, plus a guesstimate of 12% general overhead (high or low, doesn’t really change the bottom […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing

Big Bad, Three Years Running, Or How to Solve a Problem Like DRM

February 16th, 2009 · 51 Comments

I’d like to note that Digital Rights Management has won the “Big Bad” title at the O’Reilly Tools of Change Conference for three years in a row! In today’s market and economy, that’s a major accomplishment. Congratulations to DRM for being the most hated aspect of digital publishing in 2009! You’d think the DRM folks […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing

Toc: Preview of Smart Women Read Ebooks Panel

February 10th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Some people go to Disneyland, Booksquare goes to New York for the Tools of Change conference. This year, I’m especially excited because I’m moderating the best panel of the conference: Smart Women Read eBooks, featuring the fabulous Angela James from Samhain Publishing, Malle Vallik of Harlequin, and Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. I’m […]

File Under: The Future of Publishing

Too Much Awesome, All In One Panel (A Guest Squeefest from SB Sarah)

February 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Next Tuesday at the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference, Kassia put together the most excellent panel ever in the history of the world.  (Oh really? No – O’Reilly!) Smart Women Read eBooks, an examination of ebook technology and the savvy female reader, will feature Kassia, who deserves the people’s ovation and fame forever for the […]

File Under: Square Pegs

No Petitions, Just Action

February 2nd, 2009 · 17 Comments

I am tired of protests and petitions, which is probably good because I think there’s really only one more to suffer. Okay, so newspapers are folding book coverage — if they have it at all — into general entertainment sections. Okay, so newspapers are cutting back on book coverage. No surprise considering they’re cutting back […]

File Under: Square Pegs