Taking Bets for 2014...

Six Book and Publishing Betting odds for 2014

I would take bets, but I’m not licensed, so it is just for fun

Kindle dominance – the end of the beginning? 

10 to 1 because this requires a lot of different people working for the same thing at the same time. Read more »

Social Commerce and Multi-Channel Publishing

Over the past couple of months I have had numerous casual conversations with publishing people about Social Commerce and the impact it will have on traditional routes to market. This is a conversation I have also had with several retailers, but there is a unique opportunity for publishing. Read more »

ePirates of the Caribbean

Unless you are Apple or Amazon and want a captive market, DRM (Digital Rights Management) is useless. In fact they are chasing a lost cause because:

DRM is easily removed and therefore pointless, costly and a barrier to sale.
DRM does not stop piracy, it is restrictive and therefore it promotes piracy. Read more »

Why the agency model is flawed

When the 'agency model' agreement landed on my desk last week, I was reminded of the conversations I had with music publishers 5 years ago. Read more »

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