Category Archives: Books

Die, publisher. Die!

Publishers aren’t content to ride gently into the sunset. No, they’re trying to piss off everyone at once and prove how irrelevant they are. On a recent TWIT, Jerry Pournelle said that if he does another book it will not … Continue reading

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Gratuitous Self Congratulations

You kids and your Nooks, Fires and such. I’ve been preaching the glories of ebooks since I was reading them on the screen of my Palm V over a decade ago. “First they ignore you, then they mock you, then … Continue reading

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Time: Clueless as ever

Sorry Time, ebooks are still books. The word “ebook” even has “book” in it so it’s hard to miss. Unless you write for Time.

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Damn you BAEN!!!!

The ARC for Monster Hunter Alpha is available. That shit is like crack and BAEN knows it. So now I’m out $15. Sigh.

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Ebooks now outselling everything

The Association of American Publishers says that ebooks out sold paperbacks in February. E-book sales totaled $90.3 million in February, up 202% compared to the same month a year earlier, according to a study from the Association of American Publishers. … Continue reading

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Independent Author is #1 on Amazon 100

Now that ebooks are outselling dead tree books, some authors are realizing the advantages of electronic distribution. John Locke has the #1 book on the Amazon 100 and several more books down the list. He’s never been represented by an … Continue reading

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Publishers Beware

Your time is up. Before ebooks, publishers made sense. They paid for the printing costs in exchange for a hefty percentage of the sale. Unless you had bags of money it was almost impossible to become a best selling author … Continue reading

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It’s Official: Dead tree books are over

Amazon has announced that ebooks are now outselling paperbacks. Amazon made waves when it announced in July that Kindle content was outselling hardcover books. But industry analysts quickly dismissed that milestone, pointing out that paperback books sell far more copies … Continue reading

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Now that is some book pimping!

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Tipping Point

Amazon announced yesterday that for the past three months, E-books outsold Hardcover books. It’s all down hill from here. Sooner than you think, dead tree books will be a niche market for collectors and art books. Electronic book readers are … Continue reading

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