Daily Archives: September 25, 2010

Print Publishing’s Suicidal Price-Fixing

I got an exciting email from Kobo Books today:

30% off! That’s so great. But before I skitter off to check this out, my eye checks out the inevitable Fine Print, which reveals this:

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Those five are the five publishers who agreed to the Agency Model of pricing — in order words, the formation of a trust under the guise of mutual-survival but with the end result of restraint of trade, price-fixing, and screw the readers.

No sale for me.


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Nano Fondle: Kindle 3

I stopped in J&R this morning with the hope of fondling a new Sony Reader. No such luck.

But they shocked me by having the WiFi/3G Kindle 3 in stock!

No-flash photos resampled and rescaled down to VGA size:

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