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Taking on Amazon. A greedy monopoly?

On the HUFF BOOK site … Three independent bookstores are taking the likes of Amazon and the so-called Big Six publishers (Random House, Penguin, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan) to court in an attempt to level the playing field for book retailers.

If successful, the lawsuit could completely change how ebooks are sold.

The main complaint is that the digital locking of eBook files prevent them being used on different devices. This is called “digital rights management”, or DRM, stops consumers from transferring any eBook they buy on an Amazon Kindle onto, say, a Nook or Kobo eReader.

Why are books different from other media. Why can’t we have a universal format… (I suspect the usual answer is GREED! – they want as much money for themsleves as possible – you the consumer can go take a hike!!)

Can you imagine in the days of 45’s records, if you couldn’t take your prized Elvis single to play on their Philips radio-gram but you could if he had a Bush ??

Their is JUST TOO MUCH control of digital media – it’s for sharing and distributing. I think Apple started all this malarkey with their iTunes.

STOP IT – One format for all devices please !!


eBook Makes a Lot of Money

Joe Konrath - Mystery BooksOk, so this story is an exception to the rule, but it will warm the heart of a few tired and forlorn writers looking for some hope I am sure…

Joe Konrath, an mystery novel author, took a decision to go Kindle eBook and looked what happened! [The Guardian News]. Yes releasing his books in digital format has paid off. And he is as surprised as anyone!

SNIPPET : “Much like the mystery novels that Joe Konrath writes, many authors and publishers are trying to solve the case of how to make money in the book industry that is decreasingly dependant on the printed form of books. Mr Konrath feels he has tallied up the clues and, with a bank account like his, it is hard to argue.

Over a six week period surrounding the Christmas holidays and through January, Mr Konrath pocketed over $150,000 from the sale of his eBooks on, and is now trumpeting the ease of the web behemoth’s Kindle platform for less established authors…

… Two years and a number of novels and short stories later, he made $68,000 in April 2011 through the same platform. ‘E-books are preferable to paper, they can be delivered instantly, in many cases they’re cheaper, you can buy them with the press of a button,’ he said, rattling off his reasoning for the success.

It also helped that, through a promotion, he was offering some of his 40 books for free on the platform during the five days before Christmas, and that prompted people to come back and pay full price in the following weeks and months.” – » read more?

WELL DONE to Joe!!

“There is creative reading as well as creative writing.” –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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By Percy W. Chattey


Released Winter 2012


ISBN-10: 1480091626
ISBN-13: 978-1480091627.
SYNOPSIS: When two people meet for the first time there is an instant reaction, love, dislike or hate. This is a story of all three from a terrible event in the Balkans, but then one would ask what has that got to do with a small market town in Southern England.



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