Surfing the net
A few articles that caught my attention recently while surfing the internet:
More than once recently I've tried buying ebooks only to be denied because of my geographic location. This seemed so absurd to me. For a while there I thought it was something to do with the Parallel Importation Regulations (because the authors I was trying to buy were Australians), but apparently this is not the case, as Tim Coronel explains in his article Why can't Australians buy the ebooks they want?
It appears Australians are also paying more for their ebooks than customers overseas, according to Crickey E-book prices in Australia and overseas.
Self-published author Dr. Debra Holland reveals the costs she incurred in publishing one title in this post . By far the biggest expense was for her editor, but that's money well spent IMO.
And finally on the lighter side, check out Medieval IT Helpdesk for a chuckle.