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O trabalho desses caras é embasbacante. Esse case é uma obra prima.

Esse exemplo de pai escreveu o singelo livro “Go the fuck to sleep”. E como Deus existe, Samuel L. Jackson emprestou sua voz para tão sábias palavras. Não tem pra ninguém!

Além de ser uma puta aula sobre pirataria. Piratas, grato!

Interatividade roots.

Via Colméia

Via Tiago Dória

This month, Amazon is upping the ante, increasing the amount it pays authors to 70% of revenue, from 35%, for e-books priced from $2.99 to $9.99. A self-published author whose e-book lists for $9.99 on Amazon’s Kindle e-bookstore will receive about $6.99 for each book sold. The author would net $1.75 on a similar new e-book sale by most major publishers.

The new formula makes digital self-publishing more lucrative for authors. “Some people will be tempted by the 70% royalty at Amazon,” Mr. Nash says. “If they already have a loyal fan base, will they want 70% of $100,000 or 15% of $200,000 for a hardcover?”

Aspas tiradas de uma boa matéria do Wall Stree Journal sobre o mercado editorial e os e-books.

Via UoD

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Combinando o iPhone com um simples livro de criança um laboratório de media japa criou um produto-conceito bem interessante. É tão simples e de baixa tecnologia e produz uma solução incrivelmente rica que pode realmente revolucionar a forma como os pais e as crianças interagem. Criatividade é a palavra correta para esse iPhoneBook. Há pouco mais de informação aqui, mas é em japonês.

Carta da American Booksellers Association para o departamento de justiça dos EUA:

We ask that the Department of Justice investigate practices by, Wal-Mart, and Target that we believe constitute illegal predatory pricing that is damaging to the book industry and harmful to consumers.

As reported in the consumer and trade press this past week,,, and have engaged in a price war in the pre-sale of new hardcover bestsellers, including books from John Grisham, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah Palin, and James Patterson. These books typically retail for between $25 and $35. As of writing of this letter, all three competitors are selling these and other titles for between $8.98 and $9.00.

Publishers sell these books to retailers at 45% – 50% off the suggested list price. For example, a $35 book, such as Mr. King’s Under the Dome, costs a retailer $17.50 or more. News reports suggest that publishers are not offering special terms to these big box retailers, and that the retailers are, in fact, taking orders for these books at prices far below cost. (In the case of Mr. King’s book, these retailers are losing as much as $8.50 on each unit sold.) We believe that, Wal-Mart, and Target are using these predatory pricing practices to attempt to win control of the market for hardcover bestsellers.

What’s so troubling in the current situation is that none of the companies involved are engaged primarily in the sale of books. They’re using our most important products — mega bestsellers, which, ironically, are the most expensive books for publishers to bring to market — as a loss leader to attract customers to buy other, more profitable merchandise. The entire book industry is in danger of becoming collateral damage in this war.

“You have a choke point where millions of writers are trying to reach millions of readers. But if it all has to go through a narrow funnel where there are only four or five buyers deciding what’s going to get published, the business is in trouble.”

We would find these practices questionable were they taking place in the market for widgets. That they are taking place in the market for books is catastrophic. If left unchecked, these predatory pricing policies will devastate not only the book industry, but our collective ability to maintain a society where the widest range of ideas are always made available to the public, and will allow the few remaining mega booksellers to raise prices to consumers unchecked.

Stephen King’s latest epic is not due to be released until 10 November, but his UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton working with Unity London has launched what it describes as the biggest ever game of literary hide-and-seek. This enables hardcore horror fans to get their hands on it early… as long as they don’t mind a bit of interweb and real world treasure hunting.

The 335,114 word novel has been broken down into 5,196 pieces, and, using clues given on the homepage participants are encouraged to hunt them down and deliver them back to the site. These extracts have been scattered across hundreds of websites and locations throughout the UK, including fan, horror, thriller and lifestyle websites. As pieces are found they will appear on enabling fans to move them around and link them together, gradually forming bigger sections of the book.

Everyone playing the game will be entered into a competition to win a weekend at a London hotel, where they can read a limited edition copy of the book on the weekend before its general release. What’s more, a creative writing competition gives aspiring writers a stab at having a 2,000-word piece of work judged by King himself.

Furtado da Contagious.