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Publisher Ken Whyte should stop complaining about libraries!

Are public libraries really to blame for the troubles of Canadian publishers? In a recent article in The Globe and Mail, Whyte argued that libraries are to blame because they're loaning books to readers for free, and thereby depriving publishers and authors of the money they deserve. Small publishers like Ken Whyte’s Sutherland House are obviously suffering right now, but Whyte shouldn’t make libraries the scapegoat for the industry’s longstanding financial troubles. First, Whyte is pointing in the wrong direction. Libraries aren’t responsible for hurting the business of publishers; the trouble clearly started with Amazon’s powerful move into the marketplace [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:25:56-04:00September 18, 2020|Business, News|Comments Off on Publisher Ken Whyte should stop complaining about libraries!

Barlow Books Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Login Canada

Barlow Books and Login Canada have announced a new Canadian distribution agreement. Read more here. https://barlowbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WebPage.pdf

By |2020-09-30T12:30:37-04:00September 18, 2020|Business, News|Comments Off on Barlow Books Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Login Canada

Can game theory shed light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

If you're interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, here's a fresh analysis from author Michael Dan. He uses game theory to make his case that the best solution is mutual cooperation. Check out the review, just posted on Booklife, a subsidiary of Publishers Weekly. Peace activist Dan deftly uses mathematical game theory to examine the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, calling it “an unresolvable political paradox.” Dan simplifies mathematical models and philosophical concepts while using them to describe the history of the region and its peoples. Through the lens of game theory, he discusses how irrational and inefficient decision-making has persisted over time. [...]

By |2020-09-18T09:05:05-04:00September 18, 2020|Business, News|Comments Off on Can game theory shed light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
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