Friday Links Roundup, 21 February

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This week we look at…

Beautiful Editorial Designs of the Week

Abbey Theatre Resource Pack: Sive

Abbey Theatre Resource Pack: Sive

A beautiful educational resource on John B. Keane’s ‘Sive’ designed using Woopie by Zero-G

News and Links

Should The New York Times become a platisher?
Can publishers like The Times become platishers? Should they? (also, yes, it’s a horrible name)

Cheap Words
Amazon is good for customers. But is it good for books?

People-Powered Publishing Is Changing All the Rules
An increasing proportion of authors now actively choose to self-publish their work, giving them better control over their books’ rights, marketing, distribution and pricing.

Is Marc Andreessen right about what is holding the media industry back?
Venture investor Marc Andreessen talks about what has been holding the traditional media industry back from success in moving to digital

NY Times Now Boasts 760,000 Digital Subscribers
Revenue from digital-only subscribers jumped 36% in 2013

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) – Reviewed
A very thorough look at what it takes to get your title on KDP.

The Nook Touch has gone to live in the great big library in the sky
Barnes & Noble Discontinues the Nook Touch

Have you seen The Intercept yet?
It’s the new venture by Glenn Greenwald & Laura Poitras, published by Pierre Omidyar

“The Report” – fascinating breakdown of sales/prices/gross$ with lots of data on over 50,000 titles on Amazon
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“The Report” – fascinating breakdown of sales/prices/gross$ with lots of data on over 50,000 titles on Amazon
It’s no great secret that the world of publishing is changing. What is a secret is how much.

Thinking about trying KDP Select?
For February, the KDP Select Global Fund amount is $1.2 million.

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