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Friday, February 22, 2013

The Publishing Pulse for 2/22/13

Success Stories

Congratulations to our latest success story, Tricia Skinner! You can read her interview here.

Around the Internet

The New York Times ponders a boom in short stories, asking whether the shift to eBooks is a good fit for short fiction.

The notion of used e-books cropped up in the news this week, as Amazon received a patent for a used digital media marketplace. Publishers Weekly parses the legal obstacles to this plan, which caused considerable hand-wringing by authors this week.

Also in e-book land, independent bookstores have brought a class-action suit against the big six five publishers and Amazon, together. The suit attacks the way that Kindle e-books can only be read on a Kindle or Kindle app. (As opposed to a file format readable by different devices / apps.)

Sarah Pinneo
is a novelist, food writer and book publicity specialist. Her most recent book is Julia’s Child. Follow her on twitter at @SarahPinneo.

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