BookMachine Weekly BookWrap: publishing stories from around the web

This week We’re in the midst of a restructuring of the publishing universe (don’t panic).

Books are like the news — it’s better when they are social, and UK publishers seem to agree as they Ink Retail Deal with Social Reading Site.

Following the release of his Biographyir?t=bookm 21&l=as2&o=2&a=B005J3IEZQ, we now know What Steve Jobs Thought About Digital Books, and How Apple won the ebook pricing war by strong-arming Amazon.

It would seem that E-Book Publishers Must Provide Flexible Access to Avoid ‘Media Hell’, wise words for Kobo as they look to become a publisher.

There’s much reading for writers on this week’s web, starting with 7 Dirty Little Book Publishing Secrets that Every Writer Needs to Know.

Are Fiction Writers Screwed? Are Cheap E-book Prices Devaluing Authors’ Work? Hmm, depressing.

But, hang on, here’s How a Novelist Bypassed His Publisher and Raised $11,000 on Kickstarter. And could serialization be making A Timely Return for the Digital Age?

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