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Monthly Archives : January 2010

WTF Wednesday: The iPad? Really?

So, since the announcement of the new Apple ereader-plus-the-kitchen-sink device, Twitter has been awash with jokes about the name Apple chose for it. They chose not the much-anticipated iSlate or even the iTablet, but the iPad. Seriously? Okay, so I kind of get it–it’s a riff on iPod, and Apple’s hoping this device does for ebooks what the iPod did…

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Thursday Throwdown: Why Piracy <> Lost Sales

This article in today’s Publisher’s Weekly, Attributor Study Finds Pervasive Book Piracy is garnering lots of attention in the Twittersphere author community, receiving lots of retweets from many different sources, most of them citing the story’s claim that ebook piracy is “costing” the publishing industry “as much as $3 billion.” Setting aside the fact that the “study” upon which this…

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Goal Setting Time!

I’ve often said I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because I figure if there’s anything I should stop or start doing, I should start doing it/not doing it when I think of it instead of waiting until January 1st. Something’s either virtuous and a good idea or it’s not, right? That said, goals are not the same as resolutions. Goals…

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Happy Epiphany!

So, today is officially the last day of Christmas. Epiphany is the day on which the wise men supposedly reached Bethlehem to give the baby Jesus his gold, frankincense, and myrrh (and, according to the Colbert Christmas special, his weed, lol). I have no gold, frankincense or myrrh to present to you today, but I do have the final, full…

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