Advantage Amazon after Apple Ruling

 

 

The verdict in the Apple case might have been a foregone conclusion, telegraphed by the judge herself, but it emphatically underlined how the traditional players in the book business have been upended. Only Amazon, led by Mr. Bezos, seems to have a plan.

Ruling in Apple E-book Case: Orchestrated Conspiracy

Apple iBooks

A federal judge on Wednesday found that Apple violated antitrust law in helping raise the retail price of e-books, saying the company “played a central role in facilitating and executing” a conspiracy with five big publishers. “Without Apple’s orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did in the spring of 2010,” the judge, Denise L.

BGR has details on the new Kindle Fires

Trusted sources tell BGR that Amazon is currently prepping at least three new Kindle Fire tablets that will launch ahead of the holiday shopping season this year. BGR has previously reported exclusive details about Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet plans on several occasions.

Author Billboard : SEX and EGO DEATH

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Author Gregor Reti is making a personal attack on the egos and lifestyles of shoppers on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, by raising funds for an inflammatory billboard that reads, “SEX and EGO DEATH: How exciting is your sex life?”Sex Ego Death

Local storekeepers are already up in arms, one Rodeo Drive shopper, who requested to stay anonymous, even called the billboard, “An attack on the industries that have put Los Angeles on the map – fashion, tourism, celebrities, and luxury goods.” Parent groups are expected to follow suit in fighting the billboard.

20th Anniversary Chicken Soup for the Soul in Digital

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013  — Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition, with 20 bonus stories from today’s thought leaders, including Deepak Chopra, surgeon, author, and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, small-business expert Tory Johnson, and happiness expert Robert Holden.

The Chicken Soup for the Soul library has become the bestselling trade paperback series in publishing history, with over 100 million copies sold in the United States and Canada alone and over 500 million copies in print worldwide.

HarperCollins Overdrive

In the first significant revision to lending terms for ebook circulation, HarperCollins has announced that new titles licensed from library ebook vendors will be able to circulate only 26 times before the license expires. – Library Journal

Our system has belonged to a partnership through our local MLC that has allowed us to offer EBooks to our patrons the last couple of years.

Changes Occured

It has taken 5 years but I finally have all the posts imported into a WordPress install. You wouldn’t think it would be quite so hard but it seems like no blogging system does well when you reach a number over 3,000.

Changes are Coming

I have meaning to do this for a while… but no time like the present. But the site may look a little odd for a little while.

AudioBooks on the Zune

It took them two years, but Microsoft finally figured out that “the ability to support for their own DRM(The Danger of DRM)”:http://www.libraryplanet.com/2006/10/09/drm is an area where they might have a definitive advantage over the iPod.

bq. One new media type that Zune is adding this time around is support for audiobooks.