On Friday, I received a phone call from a lawyer in Utica, New York who represents Red Rose Publishing. RRP is claiming that I defamed them in this post here wherein I summarized the reported complaints of RRP authors and posted the president and owner’s email regarding her displeasure with ... more >
In non shocking news, while first day sales of the Kindle version of The Lost Symbol were strong, digital sales represents only about 5% of the 2 million copies sold so far which was in line with what I thought last week: Over time, obviously, the digital version cannot outsell ... more >
Microsoft scanned in, digitized, and indexed 750,000 books and 80 million scholarly articles for its “Live Search” program which is similar to Google Booksearch. Microsoft decided to terminate the program and provide the digital copies of books scanned to the publishers. Microsoft will now rely on crawling the content repositories ... more >
The Microsoft answer to Google’s book indexing program has been launched in a beta form (meaning its unfinished and may have bugs). Via Publisher’s Weekly. At this time, only public domain works are included but Microsoft hopes to partner with publishers.