VDM or Verlag Dr. Mueller Has a New Tactic

I’ve written about VDM (Verlag Dr. Mueller), an exploitive academic/scholarly mill before. Writer Beware writer advocate and writer Victoria Strauss notes that VDM has a new wrinkle: . . . a company called Bloggingbooks that wants to publish your blog in book form Read Writer Beware’s warning about Bloggingbooks. Run away; you can do this…

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Exporting Your Books and Data From Goodreads

I like social networking sites for bibliophiles. I’ve tried most of them. The recent idiocies surrounding Goodreads has had me re-thinking my participation for quite a while. The latest Goodreads faux pas has Goodreads deleting reviews and user’s shelves based on arbitrary criteria about shelf labels referring to authors. There’s a certain irony in that…

Ebook Pricing vs Print Pricing

It really isn’t that much cheaper to produce an ebook. The binding/printing costs are depending on the book and the binding and the numbers printed somewhere around 1 to 3 bucks a book, for a Robert Jordan Hardcover with foil. The costs up to the point a file is sent to an ebook producer or…