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So Amazon and Kobo want to be Publishers, eh?

By Shane Joseph, published on Nov 11, 2011

The recent announcement by these players to advance up the book industry value chain from retailing to publishing comes as no surprise. In an industry which has many handoffs in its delivery process, and many players, each player muzzles for maximum turf over time. The ones upstream (i.e. the creators) try to advance down the chain like oil companies muzzling into retail gas stations. Those at the tail, retailers like Amazon and Kobo, try to move into the middle currently occupied by publishers, and those in the middle try to go both ways like departments stores that create loyalty programs... (more)

Tags: industry, books, technology, author, book, amazon, sleep, value, publisher, kobo, bed, chain, creator, distributor, mates, proposition

Where Did All The Jobs Go?

By Lumiere, published on Aug 30, 2009

              Take a road trip through America and like me, you might wonder when the weeds of poverty began to rapidly take root in the beloved and once prosperous communities, towns and cities of the United States. When our country does well economically, 155.1 million people are employed at any given time.  Unfortunately, the lives and homes of every day people, have been drastically altered by our 9.7% unemployment rate. Over a million people are currently unemployed. On the news we are only given statistics and data in order to distance ourselves from the truth. When the weight of reality... (more)

Tags: globalization, american jobs, industry

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