April 23rd, 2011

red panda eating bamboo

e-books and bookstores

Kristine Kathryn Rusch suspects that several big publishers are seriously underreporting e-book sales on their authors' royalty statements, and probably print book sales as well.
http://kriswrites.com/2011/04/20/the-business-rusch-royalty-statements-update/

A Different Light, gay bookstore in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, is closing.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2011/04/23/MNKN1J3RJJ.DTL

I want to support my local non-chain bookstore, and I want to limit the number of physical books I buy. My bookstore offers e-books through Google Books, and I bought one. The iPod interface for Google Books leaves something to be desired though. The biggest PITA is that there's no bookmark feature.

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