Pour yourself a large cup this morning, for the reading list is long.
The list kicks off with Amazon the friendly giant and finishes up with a publisher's take on the RWA devoting (too much) attention on self-pub. In between the two stories we have a post on how the self-pub/ trad-pub debate is taking on the tones of political debate, the possibility that Google might be regulated as a utility in Germany, and why there's no reason to sign with a major publisher.
- Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed ()
- Are There 5 Reasons to Stick With Major Publishers? No, There Are Zero Reasons (HuffPost)
- Breaking Free – What Happened when I left KDP Select (Nick Stephenson)
- Elites or freedom fighters: How the Amazon-Hachette battle took on the rhetoric of class warfare (GigaOm)
- German Cartel Office Says Google, Other Tech Giants Could Be Regulated Like Utilities (TechCrunch)
- Is Selling Direct Worth It? (PW)
- Kobo Books for Windows Phone review (All About Windows Phone)
- RWA takes my money, then asks if I deserve to exist (Deborah Smith, Author, Publisher)