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Author R. L. Copple explores the charge that Amazon is participating in “predatory pricing” in his monthly “Grasping for the Wind” column.
Author R. L. Copple investigates why the agency pricing model is illegal, and will crumble under the current lawsuits.
R. L. Copple lays out how to create the MOBI file format and how to upload to Amazon.
At Amazon, at any rate. Which is still big news. It solidifies that the trend is moving toward ebooks even as paperback sales increase. And one could argue that paperback sales are increasing at Amazon because of the success with ebooks.
If you haven’t heard, Kindle has put into place a means by which ebooks purchased through Amazon on the Kindle can be loaned out to other users, in a means similar to Barnes & Noble’s Nook. It was one of the main advantages that the Nook had over the Kindle. But the publisher of the ebook has to allow it to be lendable. Something I don’t see most publishers choosing not to do.
With Nook growing in market share, Amazon seeks to take away one of the main reasons the customer might choose a Nook over a Kindle.