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]
Errata: Mark is really articulate this episode. Is it Bee-zos or Bay-zos? He will never be sure. Pynchon’s new novel is called “Inherent Vice” and Publishing perspectives is the blog where Richard’s essay appeared.
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