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The Power to Bid by Title: How One Independent Bookstore Is Innovating This Centuries-Old Model

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

In 8th-century Baghdad, the warraqueen (those that handle paper) were the paper masters, the human photocopiers, copying texts and creating tomes to fill shelves throughout the Islamic world.

Making the Sale: How to Sell More on Your Website

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

If there's one thing I've learned in my years of marketing, it's that no matter how much authors love what Amazon can do for them, they'd rather sell books on their own site than share a cut with the giant online e-tailer. Doing this, however, can be tricky.

Cult Writer John Green Trashes Indie Authors

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.08.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

John Green's YA novel The Fault in Our Stars is currently #16 at Amazon and the guy is a promotional genius. So how does he use his fame? To attack independent authors and tilt at windmills.

Simon & Schuster vs. Barnes & Noble

Terence Clarke | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

The current dispute between the book retailer Barnes & Noble and the publisher Simon & Schuster has caused much handwringing and worry. But the dispute is one that has visited all changing industries fighting a rear-guard action against newer, more visionary competition.

What Does Keith Richards Have That Dogs Don't?

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Confession" by John Grisham (Doubleday)...

Bad Author Photos

Flavor Wire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Excellent authors avoid writing cliches. The problem is that some of these very authors do not apply the same level of vigilance when it comes to taki...

The e-Book Wars: Is Pornography Next?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

With their proprietary software for Kindle readers only, Amazon has adapted a "we-win, you-lose," VHS vs. Betamax business model.