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With e-reader prices dropping like a stone and major tech players jumping into the book retail business, what room is left for publishers' profits? The surprising answer: ads. They're coming soon to a book near you.
Meanwhile, over on Galley Cat we learn that Movable Type Literary Group founding philistine Jason Ashlock has Twitted:
- About this advertising in books idea. Is it really that bad? Obv we don't want it to disrupt the reading experience, but ... Isn't there a way to incorporate select, tasteful adverts that provide revenue, appeal to readers sensibilities?
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