Corporate Copyright Scofflaws 0011 – Hephaestus Books

The largest copyright pirates are the large corporations, particularly in the content distribution business. Yes, those companies who scream the loudest that their customers are ‘pirating’ movies, songs, books, etc. In this series, we are going to look at cases where these companies have engaged in large scale copyright infringement, or in other ways have […]

Occupy Wall Street – Take the Bull by the Balls With a Huge Pair of Pliers…

  Mat Taibbi makes some suggestions. I added to them of course πŸ™‚ I also changed the numbers just to confuse things. Break up the monopolies.Β The so-called “Too Big to Fail” financial companies – now sometimes called by the more accurate term “Systemically Dangerous Institutions” – are a direct threat to national security. (No Shit […]

The Economics of the Writing Business – Updated

I dropped in on Dean Wesley Smith’s blog to tell him that I’d quoted him. Dean always has something interesting and well worth reading posted. This time it was in the comments.

Dean ran the numbers for an EBook sold at $4.99, under a variety of scenarios. The problem is that Dean didn’t take it far enough. He didn’t extrapolate beyond the sale of a single book. The difference between $0.75 and $3.50 isn’t enough to get most people excited.

Futurist Prediction: Four years into the ebook revolution: Publishers are Lost in Space – Updated 2X

Kleo and I originally intended to post this on my other site, About Writing, however since I’m still fighting with DNS issues, it’s going up here. Note regarding the update. A friend pointed out a nasty spelling mistake (I really shouldn’t write at 4:00 AM), and Mike Shatzkin has left a comment disagreeing with me. […]