Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Aftermath of the Agency Model

Agency pricing is all but dead and in the UK its aftermath has taught the industry with some hard lessons. It left many fearing even greater dominance by Amazon.
Do you believe, on balance, that has agency pricing ultimately done long-term damage to the book business? Or was it a necessary experiment that was worth the costs?
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More News from Publishing Perspectives:
Porter Anderson's weekly curation of the best of the Web for authors covers Sunday's Book2 Camp, previews O'Reilly's TOC, and asks if self-pub the new slush pile.
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Amazon has patented a technology that allows customers to re-sell ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies in the same way that they can now sell print books, DVDs, and CDs.
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From the Archives:
Digital has disrupted scholarly publishing too, according to the 4th ALPSP International conference, organized by the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers.
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