Mike Shatzkin Encounters Socially-Aware Indie Authors, is Confused

Mike Shatzkin is a noted pundit in the publishing industry, but there are times that he truly misses the point. A couple days ago Mike posted a new screed in which he questions the motivations of indie authors who bash the legacy publishing industry. While Mike can see how advocates of the legacy industry are fighting for… Read More »

The NYTimes Uses a Flawed Premise to Argue Against Owning a Paper Book Entitles One to a Digital Copy

Ever since book scanning became practical (and long before it got cheap) there’s been an ongoing debate over whether possession of a paper copy of a book entitled the owner to also have a digital copy. (As we all recall, this was even the focal point of several major lawsuits against Google over the past decade.)

Does Thomson Reuters Really Engage in Piracy Under the Cover of an Opt-Out Clause?

A story crossed my desk this morning that has me wondering whether the third largest publisher in the world has a policy of engaging in piracy. One Indian tech blog I follow, Medianama, reported this morning on an email they got from Thomson Reuters. According to their post, Thomson Reuters said that it would take their non-response… Read More »

Is Kindle Unlimited Good or Bad for Authors – Six Viewpoints

In the two days since Amazon officially announced their ebook subscription service, everyone and their cousin has posted an editorial on the question of whether KU is good or bad for authors. Being neither an author nor a publishers, I sat out the debate,  but as I looked over the links I collected for tomorrow’s… Read More »