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On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

@Amber: authors are paid through Scribd and Oyster at rates negotiated with each publisher. The terms of those deals have not been made public, but we have heard no Hachette-style howls of mutiny, as with Amazon. The (very reasonable) terms agreed between Scribd and Oyster with the self-publisher Smashwords have been reported. So far it appears that authors and publishers are being treated relatively fairly at Scribd and Oyster.

Finally, neither Scribd nor Oyster (nor Netflix, come to that) appear to be attempting to acquire monopoly control of their respective industries.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm 1

On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

@Russell Miller@facebook you are absolutely CORRECT about the need for copyright reform, for sound recordings and everything else. However, the Librivox audiobooks referred to above are all donated by volunteers, and all in the public domain.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 5:53 pm 0

On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

@Zh the links are on the Powell's website, and my Kobo page at this very instant reads: "Welcome, Powell's Books Customers". The point in any case is that there are other places, not Amazon, where you can buy eBooks. B&N, Kobo, whatever.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm 0

On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

@Zh the nonparticipation of the Big Five publishing houses in Kindle Unlimited was very widely reported.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm 0

On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

@Zh Powell's is affiliated with Kobo; your Kobo purchases pass through the Powell's site (or other affiliate); you can read Kobo books on Kindle using their Android app.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm 0

On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

@carpetblogger that is not true. You can buy e-books at Powell's and a lot of other places that are not Amazon.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:19 am 1

On Seriously, Fuck You, "Kindle Unlimited"

--stop buying peanut butter there! or yoga mats, for pete's sake go to a store.

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:17 am 2

On Man Vs. Word

@25901162@twitter there's no free one, but you can borrow the ebook from many public libraries.

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 5:03 pm 0

On Man Vs. Word

@Gef the Talking Mongoose thank you very much! and YES it is kind of like your hands are thinking as you go... I miss that a lot, on a screen.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm 0

On Conflict Apps

@Amasa Amos what is there to say that isn't said above.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm 0