The Week in Publishing


by J Tanner

Catch up on the industry news and opinion you may have missed this week.

Trade Publishing

  • I’m not quite sure how A leads to B here, but Bloombergs speculates the DOJ antitrust lawsuit could mean the end of DRM on ebooks.
  • Bloombergs makes a bit more sense in claiming Apple has a decent defense in the fact they were not involved in the collusive meetings between publishing heads at New York restaurants.

The New World of Publishing

  • Boyd Morrison, the first Kindle phenom to parlay that success into a trade publishing deal, had his contract canceled by Simon & Schuster.
  • Larry Kirshbaum of Amazon Publishing (NY) discusses the details of his fledgeling publishing imprint.

Retailers

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