The biggest challenge that many traditional media companies face isn’t about giving up print for digital, or designing better websites or apps — it’s about finding ways to change their culture to be more agile and promote experimentation
What does Simon & Schuster have that Hachette doesn’t to give it leverage with Amazon? A major U.S. broadcaster as a parent company.
The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle tried to squeeze an editor into paying for Sherlock Holmes works in the public domain. Now the estate will pay instead after Judge Richard Posner blasted “their extortionate game.”
The online retail giant says it will be happy to stick with the 30 percent cut it already gets from Hachette ebook sales if the publisher agrees to slash its ebook pricing, a move which Amazon claims would be central to the future of reading.
The battle between Amazon and Hachette has come to seem symbolic of a lot more than a fight between two companies.
Past experiments in micropayments on Twitter have flopped. Could the new “buy now” button be the answer struggling media companies and publishers have been longing for? Paul Armstrong looks at the potential rewards and challenges ahead.
The conventional wisdom seems to be that by putting the screws to publishers like Hachette, Amazon is displaying its monopoly powers and ruining the book industry. But it is actually making the market better — not just for book buyers but authors too
Wired staffer and tech-journalism veteran Steven Levy announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the magazine to join Medium, the platform/magazine founded by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams, and will be creating a technology hub or vertical for the site
Apple appears to have bowed to the inevitable and settled a long-running case over ebooks. Here’s a description, plus a key settlement letter.
Medium founder Evan Williams tried to clear up some of the confusion around whether his site is a platform, a publisher or a kind of magazine — but some of that confusion can’t be dispelled because the service has elements of all three. Sometimes it’s okay to experiment