Talk:Disruptive Book Publishing: Amazon and Google
What does "mean estimated price elasticity" mean? In general, the math can be overwhelming. Could you represent it graphically? I thought the explanation above was sufficient, saying that for every 10% decrease in price, demand goes up by 26% etc.
Use examples to explain the distinction between online and physical publication I think it's fairly clear...?
Last sentence of summary paragraph at the top of the page is largely meaningless. It's just an overview of our page.
Context around quote at the beginning of Background would be nice That was there by mistake. Removed.
"Free content is a special case that has risen" is awkward Agreed, fixed
"These lower costs of barrier of entry has significantly challenged" should be "have" Thanks, fixed.
The emergence of e-books has had one other lasting impact on a market in the realm of books: Libraries." I appreciate the gravity of the situation, but "Libraries" does not need to be capitalized Fixed.
"This fear never became reality." Proof? The rest of the paragraph explains why book prices went up.
Expand the Amazon section Done
Value of Publishers...? Placeholder - added the content.
Citation in intro would be nice, especially since you use the word "our" in the first sentence. Removed the our
Not quite sure about the Value of Publishers section. What does it mean? This section is meant to discuss the current day value publishers, why they are still necessary and why they may not be
The Amazon section could use a bit more info. Brian It was just a temporary outline. Details have been filled.
Could use more pictures, preferably of Spiderman Interesting - how about no
It would be nice to see some specific policy recommendations for this issue and/or some commentary on how this ties into public policy. Pvallone (talk) 15:39, 29 April 2015 (EDT) (with wjm, bs, ben, derenge) We mainly talk about the different arguments for both sides regarding Amazon and Google. I feel like this is sufficient for public policy commentary.
Most self-published content will have less than 10 readers
That statistic is made up but I suspect it to be correct. A discussion of the officiation of content that nobody will consume is relevant. If everyone is published, nobody is read. Easy money though; publishing EBooks is easy. --Wjm (talk) 15:41, 29 April 2015 (EDT)
I don't think the background info should just be introduced with a giant quote... Some independent content to accompany it would be nice. The quote was there by mistake, has been removed
I'm guessing that the value of publishers section isn't finished yet... Yeah