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How to Count to a Million
For more than a generation writers, readers and publishers have eyed bestseller lists with a sense of triumph or trepidation. The rise of the e-book means that someone has to figure out how to keep tabs on what’s selling in the virtual universe. Laura Hazard Owen writes on how e-book bestseller lists are being developed and compiled. The challenge is to meet the demand…
What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
Australian publisher gets gritty with iPad
Australian publisher Allen & Unwin has launched its first iPad app - just in time for the Australian arrival of Apple’s latest game changer.
Underbelly: The Golden Mile has been launched with a free “lite” version as well as a complete version selling for just under $15. The success of books on the iPad depends on how well they can use the new medium…
On 1 March, EU inspectors conducted raids in the offices of publishers across Europe. The EU explained the raids were motivated by concerns that ebook publishers “violate EU anti-trust rules that prohibit cartels and other restrictive business practices”. Here’s how the Guardian saw it.
Last year, a stand-off occurred that pitted Amazon against publishers. Publishers were concerned that Amazon might become a monopoly retailer…
In Defence of Online News by Sophie Black
Crikey editor Sophie Black
Dwarf’s penis gets stuck to vacuum cleaner
That was the headline that made me hate the internet.
Were you one of thousands of readers that clicked on that link three years ago? After all, it was asking for it. Just blinking on the Top 5 Most Read stories list on the Age website. Can’t remember?
Here’s the lead:
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