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Has Amazon broken traditional publishing?

Posted on 01. Nov, 2012 by .

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Self-publishing, Indie publishing… whatever you call it, Amazon is making it easier than ever and it’s changing the publishing landscape in ways that would have seemed impossible in a pre-kindle world. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing Platform, launched in September this year, offers anyone the chance to self-publish their books on the Amazon Kindle store for [...]

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Six controversial affiliate tricks to watch out for

Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 by .

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In last year’s affiliate survey (warning, PDF link) 72% of respondents thought UK networks had a problem with fraudulent traffic. That’s a high figure considering the UK is, arguably, the most advanced affiliate market in the world. The issue of dirty tactics is the limelight again following on from the New Scientist’s report that some [...]

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Are sensible passwords really about to be banned in France?

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by .

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Last week, Slashdot surfaced news about impending and controversial data laws in France with the headline “France Outlaws Hashed Passwords“. They linked to the BBC news story about Google, eBay, Dailymotion and others challenging it. It’s considered bad form to store passwords in plain text. Plain text is unencrypted. It would mean that if your [...]

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