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  • Commented on Next year's Hugo novel shortlist ...
    Thank you. I've been looking around for something good to read for some time. Both books sounds interesting and "this is not a game" is available in the ibook store and will perhaps hold me over until the other two...
  • Commented on PSA: I Have a New Book!
    I'm looking forward to reading this book. Too me this was a very interesting exercise even if I thought book 4 and 5 was not as good as the first few. Still it's an interesting idea and a fun read....
  • Commented on Amazonfail round-up
    Charles: Cool that you're once again in Boston. Any public appearances planned? Perhaps you could sign my kindle... oh... wait... The more I read about this the less enthralled I am by owning a kindle. The advantage they kindle has...
  • Commented on Information, Freedom, Flame-bait
    Thanks for the rant. It was still a fun read. It's true that many people barley younger then me (I'm 37) have strange views on "free". I can feel the same way sometime in large part due to frustration with...
  • Commented on Amazon surrenders
    andrew @ 31. I like your point. The issue with doing it alone is that the cost of entry for the consumer is to high. Look at charging for websites. It's not that I'm not ready to pay for good...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    It could be an interesting test for you once Steve's Tablet is out to produce a novella length piece and sell it through iTunes. Shouldn't cost that much more then your time (and perhaps some artwork). Sell it for a...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    Stross: But signing up with these traditional publisher you also signs away your e-book rights... right? (at least I did when I published with springer... but that was for a programming book looking at sales like 1000 copies....) If you...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    Dave Bush: I think what you are asking for is what both amazon through kindle and apple through iTunes are trying to create. Issue with Amazon is that they don't allow anyone to publish. They set or at least control...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    niczar: I agree with you that i don't understand why e-books would be bad for authors. I think what's happening is that Amazon is bullying it's way right now as it basically has a monopoly on the e-book market at...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    Perhaps another part to question is the idea of a book itself? Where does the 3-500 pages format come from? It must have something to do with the limitations/advatages of the printing process. Perhaps online a different model is needed?...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    I don't think the ransom model will work. Consumers want instant gratification (with free bandwith and all). This is why I rather buy books on my kindle then go to barnes and nobles. I think the solution to getting paid...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    Jason: Interesting point!...
  • Commented on The monetization paradox (or why Google is not my friend)
    To expand on the Apple Tablet idea.. How about a free Charles Stross app with in-program purchasing. Free: *) This blog and the ability to comment *) I think one of your books are available as an e-book right? *)...
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