Looking at the current book/magazine related news does seem to be popular, so I thought I'd start the week with bringing you a few snippets.
Easy Reads/My Weekly Pocket Novels- look out for more changes in this market. Sally Quilford has an update on her blog today- here. It seems the new Easy Reads are not continuing, but it doesn't appear that everything is going in reverse.
(This news may actually work for both the magazine readers and writers.)
Perhaps the changes that were made were too big. Especially in the current book and magazine markets where everyone is competing, trying to keep costs down and attract new readers. Regular readers can get forgotten about.
Kindle Book Pricing - came across an interesting couple of blog posts that will interest writers who are putting their work on Amazon's Kindle.
Do you have to keep your selling price low to get sales?
The Luzme blog looked at the top 30 Kindle best sellers and compared to there lowest price the previous week. See this post here.
Today's Luzme post looks at the paper copies and cost. Read it here. You will certainly understand why publishers seem to be having pricing issues of solid books vs e-books.
Don't forget VAT is charged on e-books, and not on solid books.
Which leads into a brief mention about e-book VAT challenges on the Bookseller. Following up a few links I found an article from late October that sets out the consequences if the challenge to the UK's HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs service) succeeds- solid books may cost more.
Read the article here.
I'm sure that's enough to be going on with for now. :-)