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Dog-Eared and Disapatched: July 12, 2015

Harper Lee’s soon-to-be-released Go Set a Watchman has made a splash in book culture that’s only appropriate given the high esteem with which To Kill a Mockingbird is held. Meanwhile, the Authors Guild calls for a doubling of ebook royalty rates. Macmillan adds 1,000 more titles to Scribd and Oyster, and iBooks allows more complex

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July 12, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 19, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: April 19, 2015

A busy week this week, with crowded headlines for international literature, print sales, and the business of ebooks (pricing and price-fixing). We look first at the literary giants who died this week, take a quick look at how the Apple case is going, and round things off with footnotes on close reading, Amazon reviews, and

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April 19, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: April 5, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: April 5, 2015

Welcome to National Poetry Month and to another edition of “Dog-eared and Dispatched.” This week we take a look at two very different sets of publisher/retail agreements, and give the footnotes on copyediting, crowdfunding, and more book fairs than one likes to think about. Ready? Set? Read! Just when you thought Amazon was going to

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April 5, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: March 22, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: March 22, 2015

Welcome to another edition of “Dog-Eared & Dispatched”! This week we look at digital content giant … Rakuten, which just acquired OverDrive. We also look at Amazon’s latest doings (some things are up in the air), and round things out with a diverse collection of footnotes ranging from award mentions to copyright feuds. Ready? Set?

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March 22, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: February 8, 2015

Dog-Eared & Dispatched: Feb. 8, 2015

Welcome back for another look into book industry news. The big issue this week is authors’ rights, especially as they play a part in the upcoming publication of Harper Lee’s second book (and first novel), Go Set a Watchman. Since we didn’t have any footnotes last week, we are going overboard with them this, on

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February 8, 2015

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 30, 2014

Dog-Eared and Dispatched: November 30, 2014

It’s been a slow news week in the book world, as most publishers and retailers have turned their attention to Black Friday and the holiday sales season. We do have some news for you about some interesting marketing endeavors, as well as sad news about the “Queen of Crime,” and the state of libraries. Haul

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November 30, 2014

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