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In The News: DRM nightmare: After recent upgrade, Kobo customers report losing Sony books from their libraries

 In The News – Articles Of Interest For Authors It is laughably easy to get around DRM in eBooks. Not only does it not deter would be pirates, DRM punishes those who purchase titles legally. Case in point – the most recent episode of legal users loosing purchases from their libraries after an upgrade courtesy […]

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A reader’s manifesto

Michael Tamblyn is c.e.o. of Kobo. This speech was originally delivered at the FutureBook Conference on 4th December 2015. The post was written on December 10, 2015 off TheBookSeller website, and answers the important question “What do readers want?” ~ * ~ Please read the full post on TheBookSeller website. ~ * ~ If you liked […]

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You Know What You Can Do With Your DRM

This post by Greta van der Rol originally appeared on her blog on 9/7/14. Okay, folks. You heard it here first. I’M NEVER GOING TO BUY ANOTHER BOOK WITH DRM ON IT. Yes, that’s me shouting. Do I hear you asking why? I’m so glad you asked. But first, for those who don’t know, DRM […]

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Writer Hopscotch

This post by Karin Cox originally appeared on Indie Chicks Café on 10/18/13. In it, she addresses the controversy surrounding Kobo’s decision to pull all indie titles submitted via Draft to Digital last fall. It’s one step forward, and a jump to the left for self-publishing. Two years ago, I decided to take my writing […]

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Book Publishing May Not Remain A Stand-Alone Industry And Book Retailing Will Demonstrate That First

This post by Mike Shatzkin originally appeared on his The Shatzkin Files blog on 1/29/14. You are missing some good fun if you don’t know those AT&T commercials where the grown-up sits around a table with a bunch of really little kids and asks them questions like “what’s better: faster or slower?” There always seems […]

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