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  • Voldemort’s Got Nothing On Jeff Bezos

    Voldemort’s Got Nothing On Jeff Bezos

    E-books. Again. Amazon and the DOJ vs. Apple and “The Big Six.” The future of reading. A breathtakingly stupid David Carr piece in the New York Times, which thankfully someone else took down paragraph-by-paragraph, so I don’t have to. Elsewhere, an awesome quote which I want to cheer with the force of a million choirs of angels: I am completely unmoved by the argument that… Read More

  • Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

    Harry Potter And The Great Sideloading Gamble. A ‘Dark Day’ For Publishers?

    A milestone today in the world of publishing, as Pottermore.com, the site dedicated to all digital things Harry Potter, opened for business as the exclusive distributor of Harry Potter e-books and audiobooks. This marks the first time that a major author has ventured forth to offer e-books directly to the public, bypassing publishers’ sites and online bookstores in the process, to… Read More

  • Google’s Getting Harry Potter, But The Kindle Will Too

    Google’s Getting Harry Potter, But The Kindle Will Too

    This morning Google made an announcement of magical significance: the Harry Potter eBooks, which are being released for the first time this October, will be available via its Google Books platform. That sounds like it should be a given, but in the case of Potter it isn’t —¬†author J.K. Rowling is selling the books exclusively through Pottermore, a site that she launched with… Read More