16 August 11 | Chad W. Post

For this week’s podcast we decided to talk about a few recent news items, starting with this lawsuit against Apple that “alleges that the publishers and Apple colluded to increase prices for popular e-book titles to boost profits and force e-book rival Amazon to abandon its pro-consumer discount pricing.” Yep.

From there we drift off to talk about a range of things, including a million dollar idea to develop a Spotify for books . . . (If you want to invest in this, just give me a call. Please.)

We also touch on this Publishers Weekly article about Dubai’s Dar-El Shams Books opening up a U.S. branch in Boston and the total insanity of doing “market research” for books.

Overall, it’s a pretty solid podcast . . . And if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for future podcasts, please email me at chad.post[at]rochester.edu.

This week’s music is Cheap Music from the Handsome Furs excellent new album, Sound Kapital.

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