I get a holiday Monday; you get links.
- Orbit’s first digital-first book, a Lilith Saintcrow novel, will be coming out in
- The “beta text” of the third edition of the Science Fiction Encyclopedia has gone live. Expect this to be a timesink roughly equivalent to Wikipedia multiplied by TV Tropes.
- Google Books is live in the U.K., Amazon has a new French Kindle store, and Apple’s iBookstore is now open in 32 countries. If it’s taken the major e-book players this long to launch in some of the largest book markets in the world, think about how much longer it will take them to reach smaller markets.
- Like the Philippines, where Kindle readers pay higher prices and Kindle self-publishers get lower royalties.
- Or Malaysia, where an independent e-book publisher is putting out Kindle editions to reach the largest possible market but can’t look at them to check them for errors. Your humble editor is cringing at the thought.