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PPN Weekly Digest / September 26, 2014

 Weekly Digest / September 26, 2014

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In the News

“The deal that Amazon gets from Hachette will set a benchmark for other deals with publishers. When you’re in a scenario like this, you’re really careful with the first deal because it will implicate all the additional partners and vendors you’re going to negotiate with.”
-from David Streitfeld for The New York Times, Read more… “Examining the Amazon Way”

“The French publishing giant, Hachette, then bought the rights to the Astérix stories, a sale that prompted his daughter to wage a public protest in 2009.”
– from Doreen Carvajal for Climate Progress, Read more… “Legal Battle Over French Comic Series Astérix Ends”

Creative Thinking
“This innovation and convenience thing was starting to hurt a bit.”
–  from Sherisse Hawkins for Publishing Perspectives, Read more… “Innovating to Enable Storytelling in a Digital Age”
“Do you ever wonder what life would be like without punctuation?”
– from Bonni Brodnick for Huffington Post, Read more… “National Punctuation Day: Make a Dash for It!”


 “Let’s face it – the old formula just ain’t working.”

– from Anonymous for Publishing Perspectives, Read more… “Hole in Heart of Publishing Threatens Shelf Lives”
Monday’s strike isn’t the first for Amazon. Ver.di has been protesting against Amazon’s labor conditions and wages since 2013, organizing a strike of more than 1,000 workers over the holiday season..”
– from Lauren C. Williams for Think Progress, Read more… “Amazon Workers Strike in Germany to Protest Unfair Wages”

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