Category Archives: Economics

Reactions to Amanda Hocking’s SMP Deal

Writers, never ones to be quiet, are sounding off about Amanda Hocking’s lucrative deal with St. Martin’s Press.  Weighing in at $2 million, the deal is big by any standard and immediately raises Hocking to the very tippy-top tier of … Continue reading

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Pricing e-books: race to the bottom?

Writers clutch their chests at the idea of pricing their self-published e-books at 99¢.  Literature, they hiss, is worth more than gum. But is it? Let’s break it down: A newly released hardback book from a legacy publisher might be … Continue reading

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Eisler & Konrath: a counterpoint

The brilliant dialogue between thriller writers Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath has by now been read by almost everyone.  There are perhaps two or three people in rural Tibet without internet access who have not, but I am assured print … Continue reading

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