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Our three topics are:
- The Sony surge
- Tools of Change Conference at the Frankfurt Bookfair.
- The book app economy
Our three topics for the week ending July 28, 2009 were the Romance Writers of America conference, Amazon, and Richard Nash’s blueprint for a new type of publisher.
What we talked about in The Pub Call Episode #15:
- The RWA Conference Recap [booksquare]
- Amazon Buys Zappos [techcrunch]
- Bezos, 1984 and The Kindle [BoingBoing]
- Teens Don’t Care If They Own Digital Files [Guardian]
- Barnes and Noble Launch Ebook store [bn.com] [Booksquare]
- Barnes and Noble Wifi [bn.com]
- Richard Nash on his new venture – Cursor – that aims to create a social publishing community [Publishers Weekly] [RNash.com] [Publishing Perspectives] [Media Bistro]
- Apple and the record Companies want you to buy albums, again. [Financial Times]
- Will Tolkien’s heirs kill off “The Hobbit”? [salon.com]
- When you buy Zappos, what do you buy? [sethgodin]
- The Unofficial Thomas Pynchon Guide to Los Angeles [wired.com]
- Transparency is the new objectivity [everythingismiscellaneous.com]
- The Future is Now: Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness [FollowtheReader]
On the call this week we talk about The Romance Writers Annual conference, ebook scheduling, and the open publishing distribution system. Special guest this week is Liza Daly from ThreePress.org. She is the creator of ePubZenGarden and the Bookworm ebook reader. The following are links to content discussed:
- Romance Writers of America Annual Conference in Washington DC
- The Bat Segundo Show #296 at edrants.com featuring the SmartBitches book Beyond Heaving Bosoms
- A New World: Scheduling E-Books at The New York Times
- Kindle’s $9.99 Books May Shrink Publishers’ Profits at Bloomberg.com
- Publisher Delays E-Book Amid Debate on Pricing at wsj.com
- Open Publication Distribution System at Google Code
- Streaming Kills Piracy at avc.com
- Pimp My Novel at pimpmynovel.blogspot.com
- The Revenge of Print at brooklynrail.org
- Star Wars Uncut (Recreating Star Wars: A New Hope)
- The Glue ToolBar from adaptive Blue at GetGlue.com
The music featured on the show is by the Jive Ass Sleepers. The track is called Private Eye. You can listen to the entire album at Magnatune.