Other contributions Year 2014

Are There Too Many Books?

October 17, 2014 in Discussion

The total number of books in print hit 28 million in English in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?

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Give Peace A Chance In E-Book Price Fight

September 4, 2014 in EBOOKS

Author and publisher Tanja Tuma has fought for such laws in her native Slovenia, and she argues in a recent “open letter” for Publishing Perspectives that the US-based e-book price war should end in compromise, and not unconditional surrender, for the good of all. As an active member of the Slovenian publishing community, she lobbied successfully for the fixed price system earlier this year. In her view, such legislation helps publishing, and particularly bookselling, in a market of 2.5 million Slovene speakers.

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Why It’s Imperative Amazon v. Hachette Ends Soon

August 19, 2014 in Editorial

If Amazon believes in readers and Hachette believes in authors as much as they say, it’s imperative they end their fight as soon as possible, argues Tanja Tuma.

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