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What Are E-Books Worth?

Brooke Warner | Posted 03.19.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

Since most books don't even earn out their advances (or in the case of self-published books their expenses), the focus shouldn't be on what it costs to produce an e-book but rather on the monetary value we as a culture place on the experience of a good read. For my own part, I think it's invaluable.

The Amazon and Hachette Feud Is Over, For Now

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

Amazon and Hachette have finally reached an agreement. The world's largest online retailer and the huge publisher have for months been in a nasty a...

Amazon Apparently Ignores Its Beef With Hachette For Paul Ryan

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

Amazon appears to be giving Representative Paul Ryan special treatment. Over the last few weeks, the online retailer has backtracked on its initia...

R.L. Stine Supports Amazon's Low E-Book Pricing

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.24.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bestselling children's horror author R.L. Stine told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that Amazon's goal of keeping e-book prices low is a good idea. The b...

Group Of Writers Issue Warning To Amazon

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Writers published by Hachette Book Group and their allies are planning to appeal directly to the board of Inc to find a way out...

Brands Make Lousy Lovers

Marty Kaplan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Technology
Marty Kaplan

But if recent years have taught us anything, it's that loving any brand is a losing proposition, in politics no less than in commerce. Unfortunately, the business that brands are in is persuading us to confuse their power with our love.

Writers Won't Survive If Amazon Wins This Book Publishing Battle

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.05.2014 | Books

"Making a living writing books has changed dramatically."

Self-Publishing Literary Fiction: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Cari Noga Reveals All to the Book Doctors

David Henry Sterry | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

The Book Doctors met Cari Noga in 2011, when she won our National Novel Writing Month Pitchapalooza (think American Idol for books). Her pitch was spectacular, haunting and superbly crafted.

Amazon Unhinged

Sean Carman | Posted 10.10.2014 | Books
Sean Carman

Amazon's e-book pricing dispute with Hachette raises a myriad of fascinating issues. But one aspect of the dispute is particularly fascinating: The crazy tone and content of Amazon's public statements.

Amazon Wants You To Fight Its Battle With Hachette

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business

Amazon and Hachette are officially engaged in a tug-of-war game, and now the e-retailer is reaching out to customers for a little extra leverage for i...

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Finally Explains Why It's Fighting A Big Publisher | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 08.01.2014 | Technology

Amazon is finally opening up about its fight with publisher Hachette. The two companies have been embroiled in contentious negotiations over e-book...

Amazon Really, Really Wants This Book War To End

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.09.2014 | Technology

Amazon just offered some authors a deal that sounds too good to refuse: A full 100 percent of proceeds from the sales of their ebooks. "If we sell ...

Looks Like Amazon's Getting A Wee Bit Insecure

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology

Amazon just did something it hardly ever does: Talk on the record about a controversial issue. After weeks of getting slammed in the press over its...

The Time Amazon Stabbed A German Knife Maker In The Back

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology

Amazon has been in the news lately for its tough negotiation tactics, refusing to accept presale orders for certain books from the publisher Hachette ...

How to Turn the Amazon/Hachette Battle Into a Can't-miss Opportunity

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

It's OK to get mad but encouraging consumers to boycott Amazon is not productive and it won't work.

Colbert Has A Message For Amazon

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.05.2014 | Comedy

Nobody, but nobody messes with Stephen Colbert's book sales, not even Jeff Bezos. In the midst of Amazon's ongoing fight with Hachette, the "Report...

Alexander C. Kaufman

Amazon Is Now Re-Stocking Some Hachette Titles | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business

Amazon finally seems to be loosening its grip after weeks of choking off titles from publisher Hachette in a fight over e-book prices. Hachette tit...

Shoppers Boycott 'Big Bad' Amazon, Head To

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business

The battle between Amazon and publishing giant Hachette has created an unlikely opportunity for Walmart -- free publicity and a sales bump for Walmart...

Amazon vs. Hachette: A Custody Battle for the Future of Books?

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 08.02.2014 | Books
Emma Walton Hamilton

While it may seem as if this is a private custody battle between two parental behemoths, the potential impact of the Amazon/Hachette battle is greater than many of us may realize. And until it is resolved, and possibly long after the fact, it stands to damage those most vulnerable readers.

Timothy Stenovec

Good Luck Trying To Quit Amazon | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

You may want to quit shopping at Amazon these days, considering how the whole blow-up with Hachette is going. Amazon has come under fire for its ha...

Amazon Actually Telling Customers To Shop Elsewhere

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Amazon is not backing down in its battle with book publisher Hachette. The mega-retailer told its customers in a note published late Tuesday that ...

Why Amazon Can Toy With Book Publishers

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, wields immense control over publishers. And right now it's busy flexing its huge muscle in a very publ...