The future of publishing is entering a new golden era that will make publishing available to more people. Twitter, new long-form content distributers and an increase in digital ad spending will support this new era.
On this week’s show we reveal who should “jump” for T-Mobile’s upgrade path, remind people what not to put in emails and delve into 3D printing.
The crux of the government’s case against Apple is that it acted as the “ringmaster” of a conspiracy among the publishers to raise the price of ebooks above what Amazon was selling them for. But what the government calls a conspiracy in restraint of trade, Apple calls standard operating procedure for entering a concentrated media market.
A quarter of e-reading consumers in multi e-reader households (which is about half of all e-readers households today) list the iPad as their primary e-reader, a share over twice that of single e-reader households.
Did you buy an ebook in the last two years? Amazon is notifying customers of the potential for a refund and other retailers will soon follow suit. The process is part of a long, complicated class action proceeding.
Thirty states have bagged $52 million from publishers as part of a price fixing investigation involving Apple. More money is on the way. While state leaders say the money is for overcharged consumers, legal and antirust experts say the arrangement is unusual.
Ray Bradbury was right about so many things that it almost hurts to write this: he was wrong when it came to reading. But then I also get to tell you this: he changed his mind. HarperCollins tells paidContent a digital backlist is in the works.
In a new pushback over its role in an ongoing e-book controversy, Apple said that Steve Jobs’ widely reported quotes on Amazon and book publishers “will speak for themselves.” The company also denied again that it conspired to fix e-book prices.
“If you buy a digital book you should be able to read it on anything you want to read it on”, said Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne at paidContent 2012.
In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote rejected requests by Apple (s aapl) and book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing.