Other People’s Playlists: Spotify’s secret social network – Although I have the Spotify app on my phone, I never use it. But after reading this piece on the way Spotify “relates” songs and artists based on how people listen to… more
Agency returned – Now that Hachette v. Amazon seems to be resolves, let the Monday morning quarterbacking begin! Actually, this seems to be a pretty good — and relatively brief — analysis from The Bookseller on how Hachette’s desire to… more
Authors & Publishers, Take Note: Amazon’s Rooftop Media Acquisition is About Platform, Not Content – Nate Hoffelder argues that Amazon’s acquisition of Rooftop, of which they were already a client, is more about platform than content, specifically in the way… more
Judge Says Price-Fixing Suit Filed by Retailers Can Proceed – Judge Cote has ruled that an antitrust suit brought by independent bookseller DNAML against Apple et al can move forward, likely in tandem with Lavoho, LLC and Abbey House Media… more
Thursday News: Shakespeare’s alleged dictionary digitized, cellphones increase literacy, Amazon Prime...
Shakespeare’s Dictionary? Skepticism Abounds. – Count me in on the side of the skeptics. Two booksellers buy a 1580 four-language dictionary on eBay (eBay!!) in 2008, and now claim that it’s Shakespeare’s personal dictionary. If you want to know about… more
September seemed to drag on forever. Finally October is here and with it, hopefully, a wonderful set of days. Don’t harsh on my new month buzz. I have a copyright rant below. Authors might want to look away lest it… more