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The Future is a Golden Plain
In Plan 9 From Outer Space, Ed Wood droned, “We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.” This weekend, the 5th annual Golden Plains music festival features an inaugural keynote address by noted futurist Dr Peter Ellyard, self-confessed optimist and author of Designing 2050. And so it…
Daunting Task to Revive Waterstone’s
Online book retailers Amazon and Waterstone’s have both announced that ebooks are outselling print books. Amazon ebooks for its Kindle device are selling more than all hardbacks and paperbacks combined, not including free downloads. The caveat to this news is that the figures reflect volume, not value. Many Amazon ebook bestsellers sell for US$0.99.
In other news, Waterstone’s has been sold by its embattled…
Lightning Source to Print-on-Demand in Melbourne
The print-on-demand options for Australian small publishers and authors looking to self-publish are set to broaden from the middle of the year. Print-on-demand specialist Lightning Source has announced that Melbourne will be the location of its fifth global facility. According to Wikipedia, the company, a subsidiary of Ingram Content Group, is the world’s leading provider of print-on-demand manufacturing and distributing services. A Lightning Source…
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