Industrial music for an industry-focused penultimate podcast for 2013. In a break with tradition, Simon and Emily discuss topical events, though they also take time to air aversion to panicky blog posts that find tenuous links between random world events and implications for books. The District Court of the Southern District of New York has handed down judgement in the long-running Google Books class action law suit. We pick apart what this means and what people have said about it.
Amazon have decided to use their long-dormant Australian domain to sell Kindle books. The most profound implication for Australian authors putting their work out through Kindle Direct Publishing is the ability to claim a 70% royalty rate for sales within Australia. So that's nice.
Finally in lieu of a more traditional Cool Stuff We Found On The Internet™, Simon attempts to share some insights from his recent visit to San Francisco and the Books in Browsers conference therein.
Featured artist for this episode is Mic Freak aka Mike Cobaria and his industrial groove track Rock Solid.