The Morning Coffee – 24 April 2014

Top stories this Thursday morning include criticism of BEA's reader-focused BookCOn (link), editing (link), DRM as a transmission tax (link), and more.

  • 4 Levels of Editing Explained: Which Service Does Your Book Need? (The Book Designer)
  • Blurb Teams up with Amazon for Self-Published Photo Books (TNW)
  • Ebook, Used Book, or New? The Choice Reflects A Range of Values | (DBW)
  • Fans of Quibb, a content-sharing network, can now buy shares in the company on its website (GigaOm)
  • How Much Data Plan Bandwidth Is Wasted By DRM? (Slashdot)
  • MacAdam Cage Authors Look to Resolve E-book Dispute (PW)
  • Readers Deserve Better Than BookCon (BOOK RIOT)
  • What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing (Harvard Business Review)

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1 Comment on The Morning Coffee – 24 April 2014

  1. The Blurb-Amazon team-up for photo-books is an intriguing one.

    The report says, “BookWright, which is free, is the only tool that lets authors design and publish both print and ebooks from the same file at the same time.”

    Anyone hoping to sell photo-ebooks is going to have to charge more than they might like just to cover the Amazon delivery charges by file size.

    We know of several indie authors who tried to sell low-price high-image travel guides in ebook form and ended up with negative royalties after Amazon took its fees. Apple, nook, et al do not charge by file size so the authors now just sell through other retailers.

    The pernicious MFN clause in KDP o course means they can’t charge more on Amazon to make a bottom-line profit without raising the price elsewhere.

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