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News and Views: Barnes and Noble

I was bite by the “I’m too busy” bug the last couple of weeks and haven’t had time to put up a News and Views article, but hopefully you’ll all forgive me as I attempt to get back into the

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Apple Found Guilty of Price Fixing

On Wednesday morning, Judge Denise Cote issued her ruling against Apple in the ebook price fixing trial. Deciding that Apple acted in violation of United States antitrust laws when it entered into agreements with five of the biggest book publishers

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Editing Tips: Word Count

Originally posted on Shannon A Thompson:
Word count matters. As writers,we’ve all heard this. Although there are exceptions, this rule is especially true for beginning writers applying to publishers. Because of this, I thought I’d talk about it today since…

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News and Views: Penguin Random House merger and Google Books Trial

This week will be a double-dip for news and views with two big news stories in the book world: The merger of Penguin and Random House and the ruling in favor of Google in the Google Books case. First, Penguin

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Kindle Worlds went live this week

Kindle Worlds, Amazon’s self-publishing market for fan fiction went live earlier this week. The idea is to allow authors of fan fiction to publish their stories via the existing epublishing model established on Amazon for original works of fiction. However,

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eBook Price Fixing Trial

The price setting trial against Apple and five of the Big Six Publishers had its closing arguments earlier this week. This being a writing and reading community, I was curious what your opinions were on the trial. In case you

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June 2020