Discussing the real issue with the agency model of eBook pricing

There has been a lot of buzz lately with the US Department of Justice probing the agreement between Apple and five top US book publishers as to whether there are anti-trust issues at play.

The history of this situation, is that Apple signed an agreement with Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, Harper Collins, Penguin, and Hachette Books for an “agency style” model which would enable them to set their eBook prices and not leave that to Apple. So long as Apple could get their 30% of the proceeds. Amazon buys books from publishers on a the wholesale model, which

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Storytelling Reinvented By A New App & The iPad

Things are hopping at the App Store as a new little app that takes a new approach to storytelling has landed at the top of the heap.

Storytelling on the iPad has been evolving and now the new app Papercut launched by London-based developer Ustwo is taking it to a whole new level. Papercut combines video and sound as well as text to make stories come to life in a whole new way.

The idea behind Papercut was to use the simplicity of of the iPad’s capabilities and create an easy to use enhanced reading experience. Written text

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Amazon’s New Tablet

Yes! Amazon is going head-to-head with the Apple iPad and is expected to perform competitively. Something Apple hasn’t seen much of in the tablet market to date.

Amazon’s launch into the world of tablets reportedly includes a a multi-colour screen, like their Kindle, and will have a backlit 7-inch screen. With a price tag of around $300 or less it’s expected to be very competitive with the iPad.

With shipping expected to begin sometime in October Amazon’s tablet is sure to be on many wish lists for the holidays and would explain the current redesign of Amazon’s

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