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The Indirect Value of Free Content
Sunday, Jun 29, 2008 | 4 Comments

After my previous post on free content, I got a lot of response outside of the blog - mostly via twitter direct messages.  I encouraged everyone to post their own thoughts, and Justin Whitaker was …

Straight Talk on the Price of Free Content
Friday, Jun 20, 2008 | 9 Comments

Much has been written about the power of free content.  The publishing industry is struggling with the balance between free content (or entire books for free) for advertising and promotion and lost sales.  Experiments have …

Future Roles of Book Publishers
Friday, Mar 28, 2008 | No Comment

Paul Watson has written an essay entitled The Future for Publishers in which he suggests new roles publishers will play in content promotion, distribution, and ultimately how we may be generating revenues in the future.  …

No Starch Tries No Cost with Free Apple e-books via Bittorrent
Friday, Mar 21, 2008 | 2 Comments

Many publishers are struggling with the idea of free content, and how it fits into their traditional business strategy. Square peg, round hole - the model needs to change, but that’s another post. …

And For Our Next Trick - Introducing Wrox’s ASP3Wiki
Tuesday, Oct 9, 2007 | No Comment

Recently we launched Wrox Blox, our bite-sized e-content products for programmers.  Today we continue with new e-content initiatives and have announced our partnership with Near-Time to produce a new line of wiki-based products.
The first of …

Long Tail’s Chris Anderson on “Free” at O’Reilly TOC
Tuesday, Jun 19, 2007 | 2 Comments

Jeff Gomez, writing at one of my favorite and thought-provoking e-content blogs Print Is Dead, has a great article covering Chris Anderson’s speech at the O’Reilly TOC conference entitled “FREE: The Economics of Abundance and …