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E-Commerce Platform Gumroad Adds New Publishing Features, Says Some Authors Have Made $100K+

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Gumroad, the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup that allows you to sell anything through a simple link, is announcing some additions to its publishing program today, while also sharing some of its early success stories. Ryan Delk, who leads the company’s growth and partnership efforts, said traditional publishing is “still operating on...
E-Commerce Platform Gumroad Adds New Publishing Features, Says Some Authors Have Made $100K+
Seattle chef turns to Kickstarter to fund new cookbook and mobile apps
Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff On How The Company Will Use Its Technology To Attract Brand Advertisers

Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel
PayPal, You've Met Your Match: Erotica Writers
Apple Promotes Self-Published Titles with New 'Breakout Books' Section
Video game publishers need to embrace different pricing models to survive, Nexon CEO says
Amazon Will Sell Some E-Books Beyond The Kindle Store

If Publishers Can't Cover Their Costs With $10 Ebooks, Then They Deserve To Go Out Of Business

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With the legal dispute over ebook pricing going on, one thing we've heard over and over again from the traditional publishing industry and their supporters is that higher prices for ebooks make sense because of all of the "costs" that the publishers have to cover. This is a fundamental error...
If Publishers Can't Cover Their Costs With $10 Ebooks, Then They Deserve To Go Out Of Business

Video games in 2012: five things we've learned

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It's the year that brought us Kickstarter, Wii U and Doritos-gate - so what did it all mean for the video game industry?From the crowd-funding explosion to the arrival of the first 'next-generation' console, the games industry has had quite a time of it this year. Although the technological plotlines...
Video games in 2012: five things we've learned

Aziz Ansari joins ranks of straight-to-Internet comedy sales

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Aziz Ansari has released his latest stand-up special, "Dangerously Delicious," directly to the Internet as a digital download, sidestepping traditional publishing routes in the comedy industry. The Parks and Recreation star is following in Louis C.K.'s footsteps, publishing a video himself rather than relying on traditional broadcasters such as Comedy...
Aziz Ansari joins ranks of straight-to-Internet comedy sales

Our e-publishing predictions for 2013

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If you want to see the shape of books to come, cast your eyes statesideIt's not always easy to make predictions, unless you're making predictions about ebooks, in which case all you have to do is look at the US. Here's what we can expect on the e-reading front in...
Our e-publishing predictions for 2013

No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

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Writers need to get real as they square up to the e-revolutionIt was only a matter of time, and now it's happening. The e-revolution has already begun to inspire vigorous, thoughtful and practical suggestions about the way in which the creative community should engage with the digital transformation.Charlie Hill, who...
No "free" ride in the e-publishing handover

Revamped Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest is (surprise!) all about Amazon

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Amazon announced its sixth annual “Breakthrough Novel Award” Tuesday morning. The contest, which in past years offered grand-prize winners a $15,000 advance and a contract with big-six publisher Penguin, will now give the winner a $50,000 advance and a contract with Amazon Publishing. This, says Amazon, means “a faster publishing...
Revamped Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest is (surprise!) all about Amazon
Google+ Hangout App Scoot & Doodle Raises $2.25M Seed, From Valley Angels & Pearson, To Get More Kids Learning Through Play

Ready, Set, Download the Universe

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Download the Universe brings together 15 of the Internet's top science folks in an online forum that guides readers through the vast world of digital science ebooks, texts and apps. It was born last month, after a group of writers and scientists had started gathering at Science Online to discuss...
Ready, Set, Download the Universe

Traditional Publishing Industry Pins Hopes on Barnes & Noble Success

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Barnes & Noble is the last large retail bookstore...
Traditional Publishing Industry Pins Hopes on Barnes & Noble Success

The same challenge facing ebooks and apps

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The new book publishing business is starting to look more and more like the software industry(Second of a series)Last week, we looked at the ebook's Giant Disruption. A new ecosystem in which Amazon eats publishers' and agents' lunch by luring authors into self-publishing.Today, we examine the new regime's impact on...
The same challenge facing ebooks and apps

Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

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Now is the part where I throw my head back and laugh. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) Good news for cheapskates, bad news for traditional publishing: “Agency pricing,” which many in the book business had hoped would prove a defense against Amazon’s discounting every new book to $9.99, is pretty much finito as...
Ebook Prices Cleared to Take a Nose Dive After Judge Approves Settlement

Keen On... Tucker Max: How An Asshole Is Blowing Up The Publishing Industry [TCTV]

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Through bestselling books like I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, many of you will be familiar with the self-proclaimed asshole Tucker Max. Less well known is Max’s commitment to blowing up the traditional publishing industry and replacing it with a business model in which authors get a significantly bigger...
Keen On... Tucker Max: How An Asshole Is Blowing Up The Publishing Industry [TCTV]

Digital Self-Publishing: Should Publishers Be Worried?

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Self-publishing an essay through Amazon is a reminder of the benefits of a traditional publishing house....
Digital Self-Publishing: Should Publishers Be Worried?

Guess Which Of The World's Most Powerful People Is Speaking At IGNITION

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One of the world's most powerful women is neither a CEO nor a head of state. She's a journalist and author. Jill Abramson, executive editor of the New York Times, was recently named the fifth-most powerful woman in the world by Forbes, and #64 in the list of the 70...
Guess Which Of The World's Most Powerful People Is Speaking At IGNITION

Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

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Two separate announcements today reveal the interesting ways that print book deals are changing in an ebook world. The deals show print distribution is still important (print makes up 75 to 80 percent of trade book sales today) and that digital authors often find it easier to work with a...
Byliner, Simon & Schuster strike print deals for a digital era

Veteran Parodist Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Downton Abbey Spoof After Publisher Gets Spooked

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Kickstarter provides a way for creators to route around the strictures of traditional publishing industries for a variety of reasons. We've seen Double Fine break the bank on Kickstarter, after getting a lot of blank stares from publishers who didn't think there was a market for point-and-click adventure games. We've...
Veteran Parodist Turns To Kickstarter To Fund Downton Abbey Spoof After Publisher Gets Spooked

Can The "Musical Middle Class" Be Saved?

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Jared Gutstadt is the founder and CEO of Jingle Punks, which facilitates the placing of music in TV, movies, ad campaigns, videogames, and the like. Jingle Punks recently paid out its millionth dollar to musical artists using the site. In an era where even a hit band struggles to pay...
Can The "Musical Middle Class" Be Saved?
Author Fights For His Book On The Internet After Slacking Student Pleads For A Quick Summary

Controversy Over Anne Of Green Gables Cover Is Way Overblown, And That's A Great Sign For Indie Publishing

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You may have caught wind of an online uproar today surrounding an edition of Anne Of Green Gables. If you're not familiar, it's a set of Canadian stories published in 1908 about a charming, precocious, freckled, red-headed orphan girl, and beloved by a lot of people. As with many things...
Controversy Over Anne Of Green Gables Cover Is Way Overblown, And That's A Great Sign For Indie Publishing

Amazon seems to be taking a gigantic cut of self-published profit for “delivery” of ebooks

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70%! That’s what people whisper amongst themselves when publishing on the Kindle platform is mentioned. It’s a huge number. A traditional publishing contract might only sport a 15% royalty rate, making Amazon’s 70% payout for books sold on Kindle a godsend. The good days, it appears, are here. Or not....
Amazon seems to be taking a gigantic cut of self-published profit for “delivery” of ebooks
Traditional Publisher Ebook Pricing Harming Authors' Careers

Digital Publishing Startup Wattpad Raises $17.3M Series B For Social Reading

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Old school, meet new school. (flickr.com/friarsbalsam) Just last week, the publishing industry got the Wall Street Journal treatment for having sidestepped the disruptive effects of digital privacy. But everyone gathered on the far west side for Book Expo America might want to hold off on the high fives, because the Internet isn’t...
Digital Publishing Startup Wattpad Raises $17.3M Series B For Social Reading
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