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Looking beyond Amazon

You all know how much I enjoy Amazon… as a company, as an innovator, the whole package.  I enjoy them and what they’ve done – and it’s not all related to publishing.    While Amazon is the biggest kid on … Continue reading

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Amazon Fire, new Kindles, life is great.

The game is on. Amazon not only came out and released their Kindle Fire to sort-of compete with the iPad but they also released a new line of Kindles.  And that line begins with a $79 Kindle.  Yes, that’s right, … Continue reading

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B&N… a gain with a loss

I posted about B&N a couple weeks ago here http://jimthewriterb.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/bn-receives-204-million-investment/ It was big news about this investment and in reality, it shows the value of ebooks and what the future will hold. B&N posted their first quarter earnings today.  The … Continue reading

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Ebooks Revenues Will TRIPLE

Another article was printed today in WSJ about the book business.    This article struck me though because it wasn’t the usual, “things are bad because no name are making money” kind of thing that I usually see.    This … Continue reading

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Follow up on B&N post…

Last week I talked about the investment from Liberty Media for B&N.  Since that time the stock has dropped and dropped.  When I took the snapshot below, it was down hovering at $10 per share.  Today’s market has it pulling … Continue reading

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B&N receives $204 million investment

Interesting news on the bookstore and ereader front today. B&N (Barnes & Noble) received an investment from Liberty Funding.  The amount comes to around $204 million (which of course is done through stock at a determined price, etc).  Last year … Continue reading

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Booksellers say NO to Apple!

WSJ reported the other that Kobo had pulled the ability to purchase books via the app for Apple devices. Now, in an even bigger move, both Amazon and B&N did the same thing. What’s the message to Apple?  We’re not … Continue reading

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