books, Publishing, writing

Chokehold on Publishing

Huffington Post has a sobering article on the state of publishing today: What looks like a simple price war between Amazon, Target, and Walmart over a handful of bestsellers is symptomatic of a much deeper problem in the book business. The larger fight is really over what you get to read. ... One of the… Continue reading Chokehold on Publishing

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Kindle 2 does text-to-speech, but is it legal?

If you've surfed into Amazon in the last week or so, you've no doubt been pummeled by ads for the new Kindle 2 (which is apparently not even available yet, but anyway...). However, a new feature in the Kindle 2 is that it can convert text-to-speech on the fly, taking any document in the device… Continue reading Kindle 2 does text-to-speech, but is it legal?