TOC Trifecta: This week’s must-reads (11/8/12)

Fixing what's broken, avoiding the commodity trap, Amazon as publisher

All of these articles were featured in this week’s TOC newsletter. They’re the best of the best. We spend (way too) many hours reading every publishing article, blog post, and tweet so that you don’t have to. If you find our filtering of the content fire hose useful be sure to sign up here for your own subscription to our weekly newsletter.
  • Publisher, heal thyself — Michael Clarke shares some bad news: The ebook ecosystem is broken. The good news is he also offers some excellent advice on how to fix it.
  • Ebooks as commodities — They shouldn’t be, but Andy Richardson explains that “publishers have allowed e-reading platforms to treat them as such.”
  • The Four-Hour experiment — Timothy Ferriss decision to have Amazon publish his next book means he won’t enjoy the broad distribution he’s experienced in the past.
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