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Patricia Arancibia
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Excellent. How the anti-copyright religion-ideology started with wealthy American publishers and newspaper owners not wanting to pay for content. Like technologists today.
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True. But that is not what transpires if you hear the anti-copyright cult, which today is made not only of extremely wealthy technocrats making money out of free content but also of "indies" thinking very highly of their "indieness." It always surprises me how people who are paid by industries that survive thanks to copyrights--as authors do--rant against them as some sort of oppression. Reminds me of working class tea party voters calling Obama a tyrant and voting for radicals who want to cut the tax that allow them to give their kids an education and to have access to ER.

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Really???? There are so many things wrong at so many levels with everything and everybody involved in this story...
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What are Netflix and Hulu users watching?
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"I am usually willing to acknowledge that Democrats can be as silly, and hidebound, as Republicans–but not this time. There is zero equivalence here. The vast majority of Democrats have been more than reasonable, more than willing to accept cuts in some of their most valued programs. Given the chance, there was the likelihood that they would have surrendered their most powerful weapon in next year’s election–a Mediscare campaign–by agreeing to some necessary long-term reforms in that program. The President, remarkably, proposed raising the age of eligibility for Medicare to 67.The Republicans have been willing to concede nothing. Their stand means higher interest rates, fewer jobs created and more destroyed, a general weakening of this country’s standing in the world."
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Does this kind of secrecy have any impact on people who buy books or is it to make book buyers antsy?
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"the median wealth of Hispanic households fell by 66 percent from 2005 to 2009. By contrast, the median wealth of whites fell by just 16 percent over the same period. African Americans saw their wealth drop by 53 percent. Asians also saw a big decline, with household wealth dropping 54 percent."
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Another great post by +Matt Mullin I have seen some improvement in this front lately, but it is still bad. I am more forgiving than Matt with the unnecessary cluttler, but typos are my pet peeve.
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I wrote this long thing about ebooks on my blog. Here is the TL;DR version: I love the new Nook, but hate ebooks. Some publishers are doing great things, but most are still terrible. The ebooks many (most?) publishers put out to market have less quality control than a self-published print book.

I feel for publishers about this: when embarking on an ebook strategy, you've got to balance quality, cost, and speed to market. Too often the former has to fall behind. Although I don't say so in the post, I think the first step to having a great QA process is a robust check list that set the floor for what every ebook must conform to. It's something I'm looking at for the Publishing Innovation Awards. More to come.
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Thanks! Mr. Katzestein appreciates your being above species differences.

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I propose that they first stop any payment to any tea party person and voter. I also assume that GOP congress people have declined to be paid already and will for the foreseeable future.
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Sad and horrid
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I hear this fear from folks in my social networking workshops all the time. It's incredibly discouraging for those displaced through no fault of their own.
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Me consuela (levemente) ver que hay más gente (sobre todo más sabia y curtida que yo) que comparte mi opinión sobre este absurdo comportamiento de los empleadores. Lo estoy viendo cada vez más en mi entorno y, además de incomprensible, lo encuentro tremendamente injusto para un buen número de excelentes profesionales que por culpa de una crisis que ellos no provocaron se están quedando fuera (y sin acceso) del mundo laboral.
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I grew up in Buenos Aires, where I earned a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters in Journalism, and went from reporter to senior editor in newspapers, magazines, TV news, and websites. In New York, I got a masters in Publishing at NYU, and became a book, eCommerce, and digital content business person.

For a few years, I was a book buyer and the merchandiser in charge of eBooks, Nonfiction Books, and Libros en español at Barnes & Noble.com.

I now work for B&N's Digital Products managing the acquisition of international digital content, and the international relations with corporations, publishers, cultural and governmental agencies.

In November 2010, after 8 months of intense, rewarding, and exhausting work that included everything from acquiring the content to building the store and talking to the press, I managed the launch of the first ever Spanish-language eBook store in the U.S., NOOK Books en español.

Exciting eContent in many other languages is already available. More is coming and more publishers are welcome.

I can create and get content, develop new businesses, and help grow an established brand. I like technology and the online components of life. I am good at the negotiation table.

Education
  • Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires
    Bachiller Universitario en CienciasHumanísticas, 1982 - 1986
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires
    Licenciada en Ciencias de la Comunicación, 1987 - 1993
  • New York University
    Masters in Publishing, 2001 - 2003
  • Universidad Católica Argentina
    Posgrado en Periodismo, 1994 - 1995