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The Fight for Digital Publishing Rights

Despite the disparaging of e-books as cold, hard, unfriendly sources of reading, traditional publishers apparently think there’s money to be made through publishing in “electronic book publishing formats.”  The authors may be long-dead, but their publishers are in a tussle with their estates over who owns whose rights.  In the case of William Styron’s books, […]
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Smash your words

As tweeted about by Maria Schneider, Smashwords.com is encouraging authors to “give away 50%” of their books.  What this means, literally, is that for many of the books offered on Smashwords.com, the reader can read about half of the book before buying it.  I see this as the same as readers who “browse” through books […]
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