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Merchants of Culture: A Meditation on the Future of Publishing | Brain Pickings

Merchants of Culture: A Meditation on the Future of Publishing | Brain Pickings. Amazon finally unveiled the highly rumored and anticipated Kindle Singles, a new format for non-fiction works between 10,000 and 30,000 words — that’s longer than a magazine article and shorter than a novel — that authors can self-publish and sell for $1-$5, […]

File-sharing has weakened copyright—and helped society

“Data on the supply of new works are consistent with our argument that file sharing did not discourage authors and publishers,” they write in their paper, “File-sharing and Copyright” PDF. “The publication of new books rose by 66 percent over the 2002-2007 period. Since 2000, the annual release of new music albums has more than […]