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Hachette v. Amazon: Whose Fault Is It, Anyway?

If you’ve paid any attention to the book industry, you’ll know by now that Hachette and Amazon are locked in some kind of pricing battle. The details aren’t that well known, but the strategy is: Amazon disabled the pre-order option … Continue reading

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Innovation & Stagnation in the Traditonal Publishing Industry

The Tribune Company did something that surprised me the other day: it released a new product. An app, to be specific. Newsbeat converts newspapers into audio, so people can listen to them in the car, on their iPhone and in … Continue reading

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Why You Didn’t Get Any Sales from Your KDP Select Promotion

You wrote the book. You did the research. You got a cover. Finally, you formatted the thing for Amazon Kindle and decided to try KDP Select. Gleefully, you set up the promotion and let ‘er whirl. You scaled your expectations … Continue reading

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Amazon is Not Waging a “War” Against Books

Amazon is waging a war against “bookstores” and “book culture.” According to a new article from Salon, anyway. Well, if Amazon is at war, I guess I’m a soldier. Of the last three books I’ve bought, two have been through … Continue reading

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What Amazon’s Win Against Apple (Really) Means for Books

So, recently, the federal court in New York ruled that Apple played a “central role” in fixing eBook prices with publishers. The goal was to keep the cost of an eBook at $12.99, instead of $9.99. This has ushered in … Continue reading

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Publishers Are Actually Getting Excited About eBooks

The general grumbling from book publishers and bookstores alike is that the whole eBook format is going to destroy them. Smart-mouthed, tech savvy people who like Disruption are quick to agree. They call publishers “dinosaurs” who don’t get it, and … Continue reading

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The Future of eBooks: Werewolf Love Stories, 3 for a Dollar

Sometimes, I like to do market research about eBooks by acting like someone looking for deals. I did that the other day and the first challenge, as usual, was finding out where I could actually find eBooks on Amazon. They don’t … Continue reading

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