Archive | business practices RSS feed for this section

Penguin vs Amazon – Book Fights Reach Libraries

20 Feb

Previously on Penguin vs. Amazon, Amazon cut prices for Penguin’s new releases of ebooks down to a discount price of $9.99. Penguin retaliated on April 1st by refusing to let Amazon carry any of its new ebook releases anymore. Amazon counterattacked by making those same books, in hardback form, that $9.99 price. Other companies had long since come to agreements with Amazon on pricing deals, but Penguin was stubborn. Eventually, Penguin too came to an agreement, and all seemed finally at peace. The peace was tenuous, however, and all knew that it would only be a matter of time.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Learning Today Will Last a Lifetime

30 Sep

Traci Marlin (left) and Sheila Boggess speak to Baylor students.

It doesn’t seem so long ago I sat in News 101 at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. What I learned there, though, is still sticking after all these years. Those daily tests over The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook helped prepare me for many things.

Continue reading

Netflix Executive’s Apology Lacking

23 Sep

Netflix executives and marketers should have done a little more homework before dividing the Netflix company into two businesses. Netflix will remain as the company’s streaming entity, and Qwikster is the new name for the DVD-by-mail service.

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: