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.
All weather talk is good talk as far as I am concerned. It is also human talk. Checking the forecast on multiple platforms is an American pastime, but staying around to discuss the weather on any platform is a different thing altogether.
Barbara Freethy is a best-selling author with 18 of her books having become New York Times best-sellers. Beyond her tremendous accolades is an incredible story of hard work, dedication and determination that we could all become inspired by.
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It's a testament to how well Amazon rolled out the price increase, as well as the relative costs and benefits of Amazon Prime. More than 8 out of 10 Amazon Prime members are aware of the increase, and even in light of that increase, over 90% intend to renew.
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Shouldn't I say something nice here about Jeff Bezos? Bezos? Yes, inventor of Amazon. You mean the bully, beating up on Hachette, and Hachette's poor authors? The same. Why be nice to him? Because, mon vieux, he's done something we should all be grateful for.
I had the opportunity and privilege to get an early look at the new Amazon Fire phone. It delights in many ways, but I'll focus on the shopping experience enabled through Firefly.
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Amazon is asking authors to roll the dice and play a game of craps. A few lucky players will win big but the broader community of authors will lose. The odds are controlled by Amazon, opaque and ever-shifting.
As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...
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Publishing today is characterized by powerful corporate entities acting in concert to the detriment of essentially powerless authors. Something must be done to remedy the situation because it's driving a lot of good writers out of publishing.
We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.
In the end, what continues to rise up in the debate -- and what Amazon seemingly continues to ignore -- is the fact that books are different from the myriad other products that Amazon sells.