AARdvark is an online forum by the AAR Digital Rights Committee on aspects of and issues surrounding the emerging digital publishing marketplace from the agent's and author's viewpoint.
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Author Archives: Brian DeFiore
You may all have seen an article in today’s Publisher’s Lunch discussing HarperCollins’ recent investor’s meeting. Included was this chart, explaining why e-book editions are more profitable to the publisher than hardcover editions. This chart illustrates very clearly something that … Continue reading
Also making news today: Hachette changes pricing terms on e-books. As reported in Publishers Marketplace, Hachette goes to “agency lite” which seems to mean that Hachette remains the ‘seller’ of the book, but Amazon is free to discount the books at will, according … Continue reading
So today Amazon announced Kindle Free Time Unlimited. From their web announcement: “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is the first-ever all-in-one subscription that brings together all the types of content that kids and parents love – books, games, educational apps, movies and … Continue reading
In case you missed it, a very interesting piece in today’s Publishers Lunch about the struggle between Amazon and IPG– which includes some reporting on the extent of the new terms that Amazon is asking publishers for. It includes the … Continue reading
Welcome to AARdvark, a new blog created by the digital rights committee of the AAR. When our committee was created a few years ago, it became clear quite quickly that the question of ‘digital rights’ was too much to grapple … Continue reading