Originally Posted by samcraig
I'm not following you then. My point is this. Motorola has thousands of patents related to cell phones and cell technologies. Only a FRACTION of those are Frand. Now if you're saying the "important" ones to the recent case(s) aren't particularly valuable - I would agree based on the rulings.
If you're suggesting that most of Motorola's patents aren't of value or "old" - then you're 100% wrong.
Why else would Google have bought them if not for defensive reasons in patent spats? That part of the purchase has been a failure. The patents have some value within Motorola, but Samsung isn't going to give Motorola any space to survive, with or without Nexus branding. For that matter, none of the Android OEM's are going to be allowed room in the market without bloodshed.
Samsung's margins are getting hammered by overproduction at this point in time, and still marketshare is all that matters.
There is quite a bit of analysis on the web that is negative on the benefit to Google of the Motorola buy, and little positive.
I welcome any of that which you provide which supports Motorola a as good "buy", but I expect you will find plenty that refutes that.
Originally Posted by nevir
Some authors have done that pretty successfully on Amazon's platform; but many tend to gravitate to larger publishers as the author will get some money up front, and advertising is covered.
The iBook Author platform is similar. The Agency Model, even the 70-30 split is ideal for self published Authors, on any platform.