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Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
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The best thing for books is more power to Amazon

The best thing for books is more power to Amazon | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Amazon used to set the prices people paid for ebooks. Almost everyone, even the big publishers, would be better off if they got it back.
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Amazon-Hachette Battle: Another Turning Point? | Digital Book World

Amazon-Hachette Battle: Another Turning Point? | Digital Book World | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
The Amazon-Hachette feud has been on going for over a month. Everyone has an opinion. Most of the press and book industry pundits take Hachette’s side; even

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A Little Perspective on Amazon's Book Business

A Little Perspective on Amazon's Book Business | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
What would happen to Amazon's revenues if its whole book business disappeared?

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Illuminating

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A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry

A n (Unintended) Conversation About Amazon & The Book Industry | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
no-appy-polly-loggies asked: (( hey! so you just rebloged my post about globes - awesome! i'm glad you did! but you also added a link to amazon as a way to promote the purchase of the book. while i'm...
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it can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


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It can be hard to follow conversations on Tumblr, so the conversation starts here: http://fair-oaks-antiques.tumblr.com/post/87720548729/hey-so-you-just-rebloged-my-post-about-globes


Does Amazon offend you? Do the stories affect your book and other purchases?

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The Last Day at Giovanni's Room, America's Oldest Gay Bookstore

The Last Day at Giovanni's Room, America's Oldest Gay Bookstore | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

Across the street from Philadelphia bookstore Giovanni's Room two men kiss. Double-decker tour buses pass by the shop's location on the corner of 12th and Pine Street. A poster to re-elect Brian Sims, Pennsylvania's first openly gay state legislator, looks out from the store window. Giovanni's Room takes up two floors of a house built in 1820, just a few blocks down from Pennsylvania Hospital, and, as of May 17th, it closed, probably for good.


Holding hands, a straight couple stops near the store's outside wall to read a Blue Historical Marker citing Giovanni's Room as a "refuge" for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Founded in 1973, the shop is known as the oldest gay bookstore in America. On its final day, just weeks before a federal court struck down Pennsylvania's gay marriage ban, the front door was adorned with a different kind of marker, this one announcing, "50% off everything – this is our last day. Thanks for all the years of love and support, XOXO Giovanni's Room."


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George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books?

George Packer: Is Amazon Bad for Books? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
To many book professionals, Amazon is a ruthless predator; recently, the company has even started publishing books. A monopoly is dangerous because it concentrates so much economic power, but in the book business the prospect is especially worrisome: it would give Amazon more control over the exchange of ideas than any company in U.S. history.
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A must read.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 8, 7:18 PM

Required reading.

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The Candy Aisle Is Hurting Because You Do Your Shopping Online - Huffington Post

The Candy Aisle Is Hurting Because You Do Your Shopping Online - Huffington Post | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

"Grocery is one of the last areas of retail to go online, due to challenges around delivery and perishability, but a shift is underway..."

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Magazines too

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Do we still need bookstores?

Do we still need bookstores? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I'm writing this post from our local Barnes and Noble, which may be one of the 240-290 stores the company closes over the next decade. I would miss this particular B&N since I signed my novel O...

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What does Amazon want from Hachette? Pretty much everything. » MobyLives

What does Amazon want from Hachette? Pretty much everything.  » MobyLives | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Amazon and Hachette have been squaring off for months now, but with neither company saying much to the press, the details of their dispute have been difficult to discern.

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Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff?

Could Sellers Benefit from the Amazon - Hachette Standoff? | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
You've probably heard about the battle between Amazon.com and Hachette; it's been all over the media, and ...
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Breaks down the situation as well as presents the realities.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, June 13, 1:37 PM

Panic vs reality, and potential opportunity.

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In the Amazon/Hachette Fight, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble Could Be Winners - Motley Fool

In the Amazon/Hachette Fight, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble Could Be Winners - Motley Fool | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
In the Amazon/Hachette Fight, Wal-Mart and Barnes & Noble Could Be Winners Motley Fool Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS ) have moved quickly to attempt to capitalize on a dispute between Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) and publisher...

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Winning at Monopoly (i.e. Amazon in the Book Industry)

Winning at Monopoly (i.e. Amazon in the Book Industry) | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it

A similar game is being played in the book industry today, as it has been played in many other industries. Here at BEA, I’m hearing a lot about monopolies. (And monopsonies, for those who prefer to quibble semantically rather than understand what is meant and forge ahead in productive conversation.) Practically everyone here at the book expo believes that Amazon has gotten too big, that they wield a disproportionate amount of power, and that they must be reigned in or defeated.


I am told, without exaggeration and in all seriousness, that Amazon wants to “crush their competition.” I hear that they want to “put everyone else out of business.” Two things are true, both of which make these statements ridiculous

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Goodbye, Amazon: We’re through!

Goodbye, Amazon: We’re through! | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
I quit Amazon because of its monopolistic tactics. Is it impossible for book publishers to do the same?

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How Netflix Is Changing Content Curation - ScentTrail Marketing

How Netflix Is Changing Content Curation - ScentTrail Marketing | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
Netflix & Amazon know something most new to web merchants miss; Information creates online scale becoming the gold at the end of a means rainbow.

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@Martin (Marty) Smith says,"Amazon will make more money from their cloud services than from book sales soon. Why? Because online scale presents ways to monetize one could only imaging at the beginning of the journey. Netflix's genius use of review curation shows, once again, the value of online scale and of thinking like an Internet marketer instead of print or brick and mortar based retailer....at least online."

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Netflix and Amazon understand something most "new to web" catalog merchants don't - information is both means and ends. Online scale depends on information more than money. 

This post is about how Netflix uses their reviews-based User Generated Content engine to disrupt online retailing. Where that disruption will end who knows? The advantage of online scale is, once built, you can point a scaled and increasingly intelligent system at any business vertical and win. 

Amazon will make more money from their cloud services than from book sales soon. Why? Because online scale presents ways to monetize one could only imaging at the beginning of the journey. Netflix's genius use of review curation shows, once again, the value of online scale and of thinking like an Internet marketer instead of print or brick and mortar based retailer....at least online.  

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@Martin (Marty) Smith says, "Amazon will make more money from their cloud services than from book sales soon. Why? Because online scale presents ways to monetize one could only imaging at the beginning of the journey. Netflix's genius use of review curation shows, once again, the value of online scale and of thinking like an Internet marketer instead of print or brick and mortar based retailer....at least online."

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Blogging Death Knells Are Premature & Passe

Blogging Death Knells Are Premature & Passe | Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic | Scoop.it
This sort of “blogging is dead, especially for business” thinking as shared in Beyond Blogging: 13 Content Marketing Opportunities for Ecommerce by Linda Bustos drives me nuts: Remember when business...
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Thanks for sharing :)
Gracie Passette's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:08 PM

Blogs are not dead, despite what you've heard. And this is great news for those working in the adult industry who are blocked from using Facebook and other giant sites. Click the links in the article for detailed info.

 

MartinSocially's curator insight, July 29, 2013 1:05 PM

The concept of individuals creating their own content will endure, platforms may come and go but the essence of origianal content is fundamental to the future of the internet and society as a whole.