The Amazon newsstand

Amazon knows far more about its customers than most magazine publishers know about their readers, and more than most direct marketers know about the lists they’re targeting.

Valuing readers

The focus on raw circulation numbers is a holdover from the era of print, when a reader was a reader was a reader.

Scott Turow loses the plot

If Authors Guild president Scott Turow really wanted to do something useful for his mid-list members he would stop helping the publishers deflect attention by pointing to Google and off-shore piracy sites and help authors demand a better deal.

Paying to aggregate

It’s easy to understand why Google would want to disguise what’s going on in Europe through one gimmick or another. But it sure looks like a precedent is getting established in Europe for paying to link.