Going digital with your magnum opus.
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit on April 4 against Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Shuster, Macmillan, and Penguin Group. The suit concerns pricing, specifically the over pricing, of eBooks. The root of the pricing issue began with Amazon’s $9.99 standard. Some of the defendants have settled; some remain. All this led me to consider the technical side of eBook publishing. Could someone publish their own writing as an eBook? And the answer is yes. We’ll introduce these three tools to convert your text and images into an eBook: Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Apple’s iBooks Author, and Literature & Latte’s Scrivener. Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite is part of Adobe’s InDesign CS5.5. I’d put this one at the high end in …
Amazon.com will begin collecting and paying Virginia state sales tax next year under an agreement announced by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Friday, March 9, 2012
By Christine Stoddard and Daniel Lombardo Capital News Service Bid farewell to tax-free buys from the world’s most popular online store. Amazon.com, the Seattle-based e-tailer of books and other products, next year will begin collecting and paying Virginia state sales tax under an agreement announced by Gov. Bob McDonnell. McDonnell made the announcement as the General Assembly gave final approval to Senate Bill 597, which expands on an existing state law requiring online businesses with facilities in Virginia to pay the state’s 5 percent sales tax. “This bill helps to ensure that online retailers with a physical presence in Virginia are treated the same as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers who are already required to collect and …