Economics Legal Media

Kindle Edition: Not A Purchase But A Long-Term Lease

[C]an you imagine if publishers said you couldn’t loan a book to a friend and let her keep it as a long as she likes? Donate it to Goodwill? Set it free through BookCrossing? Sell it on eBay or Amazon? We can do all of those things with a real book and none of them with […]

Convergence Economics

Publishing Industry Responds To Digital Disruption By Delaying eBook Availability

Because publishing has historically had very high fixed costs (printing presses and distribution warehouses), the industry is threatened by lower-cost digital distribution. Simon & Schuster as well as Lagardere SCA’s Hachette Book Group have announced that they will not publish a ebook until four months after the hardcover, positioning the ebook in-between the hardcover and […]