Monday, March 31, 2008
* The Happy-omoter (which will be shown on the website with the happy grrl--->) will debut in next month's PLIST. The three publishers that have already made the threshold minimum of 10 responses are Ellora's Cave, Loose Id and Samhain--all at 100% satisfaction.
* Re: Amazon, my favorite point made so far is a quote by Amazon's Jeff Bezos about the 1998 Barnes & Noble/Ingrams deal: “To our customers: Worry not … Those who make choices that are genuinely good for customers, authors, and publishers will prevail. Goliath is always in range of a good slingshot … Our long-term strategy has been to diversify our supplier base and to increase our direct purchasing from publishers.”
* See also: PW has Ingram statement on Amazon/Booksurge mess
* eXcessia? Um, make of it what you will. (Or read what Karen & Co. have to say).