On the self-publishing front, three of the so-called “Big Six” publishers announce plans to give authors access to sales data. Melville Books calls it war with Amazon.
Why else is this important? Well, back in the spring, authors’ sales data and royalty statements were somewhat of an issue, as Kristine Kathryn Rusch indicates in her piece on book royalties and the follow-up update. (Note: I haven’t heard of any updates on this story – If anyone has, please share in the comments.)
If you have privacy concerns about the Amazon Kindle Fire’s new Silk browser, this article from the EFF should interest you.
If you have been waiting for the price to be right on a Barnes and Noble Nook, now may be the right time to buy! There are some great bargains available.
Barnes and Noble is selling the Nook Touch (refurbished) for $79 on their website. The Nook 1 is selling new for only $89. You can also find the items, including manufacturer refurbished Nook Color eReaders, at Barnes and Nobles’ eBay store.