Monday News: Amazon publishing acknowledges that its authors should expect to sell within Amazon’s closed corridors; Author calls ebook returners ‘jerks’; Smashwords offer cloud storage for ebook purchases
The Marvin iOS App and the Aldiko App for Android offer nice Dropbox integration. Many readers already do this by downloading to a sub-folder that is part of their dropbox account or, like me, use Calibre. For me, Calibre library is stored in a Dropbox Subfolder but for others, this simple integration may be more useful. Smashwords
This author calls the person who returns a “jerk.” Given that I return books, I guess that makes me a jerk too. I think what this author doesn’t realize is that a lot of times, readers buy and then don’t actually get to the book until days, maybe even weeks later. Are there abusers of the system? No doubt, but I don’t think that it’s as high as authors conclude.
I suspect how long the return period should be and whether they should be allowed at all is largely dependent on whether you sit on the reader or author side of the fence. Paste Magazine
“Durham said that while Amazon wants to make its books available to anyone who wants to carry them, “our business model doesn’t depend on distribution outside of Amazon.” She acknowledged that limited sales through retailers mean Amazon needs to provide authors with “a great publishing experience,” noting, “If we were not able to do that, then we’re not going to be the best publisher fit for them.”” Publishers Weekly
The cream is what gave cheese its color and to make up for this, farmers began coloring the cheese in order for it to look more robust. Now, we’ve become more accustomed to non yellow cheese and Kraft announced that artificial dyes would be abandoned in its cheesy products. The Salt : NPR