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  • April 13, 2011
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The Bookseller has some interesting coverage of the London Book Fair, but I don’t have time right now to go over all of it. I’ll focus on the one bit that just leaped out at me. A number of execs—David Shelley of Little, Brown, Richard Mollet of the Publishers Association, and Stephen Page from Faber—explained…

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  • April 1, 2011
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photo credit: left-hand Here’s a very good point that is often over looked as major publishers bleat about piracy “killing the industry”. Yes – just like the music industry did. As author Bill Smith said to TeleRead editor Paul Biba in an email: Publishers’ fixate on DRM to prevent unauthorized sharing — oh, sorry, piracy, arr —…

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  • March 16, 2011
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Well lookie here – boffins have confirmed what I’ve been banging on about for a while now: a lot of piracy is caused by high prices and  accessibility roadblocks. News has just broken of the results from a research group fittingly called the Social Science Research Council. After three years of hard graft studying the…

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  • March 16, 2011
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If you’re from the ebooks-promote-piracy school of nonsense, remember that piracy existed way before ebooks, and is alive and well in the world of paper publishing too. In response to my post about being thankful for piracy, Australian author and Bookbee reader Sue Woolfe yesterday told of discovered a pirated copy of her debut novel…

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  • March 11, 2011
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The UK’s Guardian site is running a story with the title “Authors demand drive to raise readers’ awareness of book piracy’s cost“. It’s basically a lot of authors and publishers whining about ebook piracy. They are demanding “someone” do “something” about it and let readers know that it’s bad – maybe via a publicity drive. From…

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  • May 1, 2010
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via Paul Biba at TeleRead That’s what TorrentFreak says about some research they did after the iPad launch. Here are some snippets: To determine if Apple’s iPad has had en affect on eBook piracy we looked at the number of downloaded titles before and after its introduction. We decided to focus our research on the…

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  • February 22, 2010
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After publishing a post from The Guardian in the UK about how ebook piracy hardly exists at this point, but is probably inevitable, and may be a necessary evil to force us to rethink publishing, I have been deluged by howls of protest. Fair enough – you can find some of them in the comments…