For an excellent summary of the agreement see Tim Carmody’s Wired article here. Competitive Impact Statement
Well, the Harry Potter e-books are out, and they’re making a splash. There are a number of reactions being reported on the web to various aspects of the announcement, and it interests me to look at some of them. For starters, Tim Carmody at Wired calls attention to the fact that Amazon and Barnes & [...]
You can’t spend three days at a conference such as the recent Tools of Change (February 13-15) and not marvel at the logistics, atmospherics and the countless insights and discoveries sprinkled throughout the event.
The location at the Times Square Marriott provided a striking reminder of the new power of electronic media in lights and motion. The glittering mash up of news crawls, jumbo video screens, advertising and entertainment that now define the Manhattan theater district, and Broadway and 42nd Street has become an urban theme park.
On Wired’s Epicenter blog, Tim Carmody writes about why he thinks that the main global e-book competitor Amazon has to worry about is Kobo. He points out that while Amazon and Apple have been making highly visible splashes with their new hardware or e-publishing initiatives, Kobo has quietly been building support from a multinational network of bookseller partners, including major booksellers in England, Hong Kong, and France.
Here’s the beginning of a thoughtful article by Tim Carmody in Wired’s Epicenter. The rest of it is well worth reading: Here are two surprising holiday shopping season success stories. They’re even more surprising because they seem to directly contradict each other. First, Amazon, which has historically kept its sales figures for Kindle e-readers tightly [...]
This is very odd. If you look at the article below you will see that the Kobo Touch wins Tim Carmody’s Editor’s Pick as the best ereader. (Congrats to Kobo, by the way! A great company!) Now let’s look that the other ereaders Carmody chose to compare: Sony PRS-T1 - a touch-enabled ereader that has [...]