Stop Press for June 5th

June 6, 2007

  • Amazon expands into China – The interesting thing here is not just the market, but their new network for cash-on-delivery, bridging the gap between new markets and old infrastructure.
  • The Last Ape House – Will Ashon, author of the excellent “Clear Water” is publishing a new story in daily installments, with accompanying photographs. Go grab that RSS.
  • Japan’s Screen Savers | – “Sales of mobile-phone novels – books that you download and read, usually in instalments, on the screen of your mobile phone – have jumped from nothing five years ago to over ¥10 billion ($82m) a year today and are still growing fast.” (Ta, Max)
  • Reed Elsevier to quit arms exhibitions after ethical campaign – Not Booktwo, but a campaign I’ve been tangentially involved in. Great that the London Book Fair and the London Killing Fair will no longer share space.
  • Chris Anderson: Why Free is the Best (Online?) Policy – Long Tail author announces his next book – Free – and floats the possibility of advertising-supported books.
  • – Time to revisit the Espresso, after a strong showing from Epstein et al at BEA?
  • Waxing Philosophical, Booksellers Face the Digital – The NYT reports from this year’s BookExpo America, where the ‘battering ram of technology’ was back.

1 Comment

  1. For obvious reasons, I try to keep abreast of serialised fiction online, but though Ashton can definitely write, and write well, I find that this particular story less than captivating so far. Perhaps the instalments are too short?

    Comment by Lee — June 8, 2007 @ 8:39 am

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