One thing you can say about the ongoing sound and fury about Odyssey Editions, is that it has served to make many interested parties state their positions on the wider issues. The latest is the Authors Guild, which approves of more money for authors and is not happy about Amazon getting a special deal. Publishers Weekly reports.
The publishers are now backing Amazon's claim that ebooks are outselling hardbound ones by a substantial margin. Publishers Weekly reports. Given Amazon commands a substantial share of the ebook market and the figures include all devices, not just Kindle, that's a lot of books. However, devices like the iPad place all forms of media in direct competition and/or synergy. It will be interesting to see how that plays out.