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Publishers Don’t Get It

Mark Mzyk June 2, 2008

Amazon sells most Kindle books for $9.99 or less. Publishers say that they generally sell electronic books to Amazon for the same price as physical books, or about 45 percent to 50 percent of the cover price. For a hardcover best seller like Scott McClellan’s “What Happened,” the former press secretary’s account of his years […]

Ebooks: Failings and Solutions

Mark Mzyk April 1, 2008

Obviously, I find the topic of ebooks and ebook readers fascinating, as I’ve talked about it twice now.  I’m now going to talk about it again. Recently this Gizmodo article brought to light some facts I didn’t know about the current crop of ebook readers (This applies to Sony and Amazon. As for others, I […]

The Absurdity Of Pricing

Mark Mzyk March 14, 2008

Today, I read Steve Yegge’s newest blog post on what you need to know for an interview at Google, should you choose to interview there (he also generalized the content, so it should be valid for almost any computer science position). In the post, Steve mentions the book The Algorithm Design Manual.  Being the curious […]