All posts tagged "controversy"

  • The nearly 150,000 inmates in Texas prisons are … prohibited from reading the pop-up edition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Color Purple” and the 1908 Sears, Roebuck catalog. The publications are among the 10,000 titles banned...

    • Posted December 8, 2017
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  • Let’s not do this in the USA

    Since Donald Trump as a Presidential candidate apparently wants to devolve the United States into a Nazi-like country, tracking and harassing people of a non-Christian religion, I thought it would be a good time to tell you...

    • Posted November 22, 2015
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  • A little too greedy

    Well, that didn’t work. The recent pricing battle between Amazon and big publishers seemed to result in the publishers winning. Actually, everybody lost, because Kindle customers don’t generally buy expensive books. When the world’s largest publishers struck...

    • Posted September 15, 2015
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  • When Grant Expelled the Jews

    What was he thinking? A riveting account of General Ulysses S. Grant’s decision, in the middle of the Civil War, to order the expulsion of all Jews from the territory under his command, and the reverberations of...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • B&N Nook Dying?

    Another ebook format bites the dust.  Well, not entirely, but one foot in the grave. Apparently B&N has lost hundreds of millions of dollars on the Nook.  I don’t know about you, but I have only one...

    • Posted December 13, 2014
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  • Amazon and Hachette: Who Won?

    Amazon.com and Hatchette (and 4 other major publishers) resolved their dispute over pricing on November 13.  Everybody won a little, and everybody lost a little, but the real winners are Kindle ebook customers.  You might want to...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • $6000 to Self Publish? No way!

    There are so many things wrong with this blog post on the guardian: You can try to be the next Hemingway — for $6,000. This is how the cost is broken down. ISBN: $125 —  If you’re...

    • Posted September 1, 2014
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  • The first race riot in Washington, D.C.

    Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner”, was the prosecutor for the trial. Read about Washington’s first race riot in this book. A gripping narrative history of the explosive events that drew together Francis Scott Key, Andrew...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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  • Are iBooks Bestsellers Different From Kindle Bestsellers?

    The concept of the bestseller is ubiquitous not only for traditional books, but for digital media like e-books, apps, games, and music. A book or a game appears on the App Store’s “Top Charts,” or on a bookseller’s “bestseller”...

    • Posted August 25, 2014
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  • George Orwell reviews Mein Kampf (1940)

    I know this doesn’t have much (or anything) to do with Kindle publishing and marketing, but I couldn’t resist including a post of George Orwell (1984, Animal Farm) reviewing Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf. England was already at war...

    • Posted August 24, 2014
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