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Justice Department Threatens Apple, Publishers With Lawsuits Over Alleged E-book Price Increases | Fox News

 

The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest US publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books

If successful, such a settlement could have wide-ranging repercussions for the industry, potentially leading to cheaper e-books for consumers. However, not every publisher is in settlement discussions.

Well this is interesting!  Publishers accused of jacking up ebook prices? 

You’ve probably seen it too, when you’re browsing books online.  I’ve noticed it on Amazon and wondered why the Kindle price of a book is higher than the print book price.  Well now we know. 

It looks for all the world that publishers are so desperate to keep the dead-tree print alive that they’ll inflate ebook prices, trying to drive customers to the print ones. 

Once you factor in shipping though, the ebook is still a better deal. 

I hope this lawsuit takes place.  I hope the publishers lose.  They should, for trying to cheat us like that.

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I just love this.  Smile  The robots are awesome, and it’s such a fun, clever way to do an interview.  Hats off to Bryce for his creativity and awesome interview skills!

I finally coaxed reclusive genius J. Dane Tyler into doing an interview with me. The only thing is that he refused to do it live, so I had to improvise.

Interview with J. Dane Tyler

 

Click the link and check out the whole thing!

Wonderful Writer

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Guess what?  G’head, just guess!  Darc’s ebook is up on Kindle and Smashwords!  Major woohoo!

Here’s a picture of the cover:

a-fine-cast-of-characters

Here’s the Kindle link from Amazon:

A Fine Cast of Characters – Kindle/Amazon

And here’s the Smashwords link if you have an e-reader device other than a Kindle:

A Fine Cast of Characters – Smashwords

Here’s the teaser, you know, just to tease you:  😉

A suicide on a dark bridge over a rushing river is interrupted. A young woman’s dream of opening her own bakery is ruined by the discovery of an unknown stairwell. A student’s Internet plagiarism has dire consequences. All this and much more on the winding path among A Fine Cast of Characters. J. Dane Tyler weaves a web of short stories in this, his debut publication.

I can’t begin to tell you how proud and excited I am!  That’s my husband up there, the writer-man, the one who makes the stories I love to read. 

He’s working on making a FaceBook fan page too, but that’s under construction at the moment.  As soon as it’s done, I’ll update the link here so you can become a fan.  :) 

UPDATE: Here’s the link to the FaceBook page – become a fan!  🙂

J. Dane Tyler – Author

It is indeed a wonderful Wednesday, in a very writerly way.  😀

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Vanity E-Publishing

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You’ll have to click the link below to read the rest.  🙂

If Amazon does the same for Kindle, this could be the most exciting development for independent writers since blogging.

Vodkapundit » Vanity E-Publishing Comes of Age?

Happy Millionth!

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I can’t recall where I found this link – it may have been on Twitter or it may have been in the news.  Either way, it seems as if the current estimates for the number of English words is 1,000,000.  I think that’s pretty awesome, even if it’s not an exact measurement.  We have a lot of words we can use to communicate!  Writers take note!  You have a lot of words at your disposal, so get busy!

Here’s the article in its entirety.  English getting its millionth word Wednesday?

~~Ness~~

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