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Bedtime for Bezos: OR Books Says "Thanks, But No Thanks" to Amazon

Colin Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Colin Robinson

In starting our new publishing company we looked hard at what Amazon costs a small publisher, and what it provides in return. We decided it wasn't worth it; that we would be better off on our own.

Why eBooks Failed In 2000, And What It Means For 2010

Michael Mace's Blog | Michael Mace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although some of the barriers that stopped ebooks in 2000 have been reduced, most of them are still in place. So I think the market isn't likely to gr...

Book Publishing Gossip: Matthew Shear Named Publisher Of St. Martin's

Publishers Weekly | Jim Milliot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Matthew Shear, who as senior v-p and publisher for St. Martin's paperbacks and reference group oversees all of SMP's paperback operations, has been pr...

eBooks From Libraries Like Netflix, But Free, Says Macmillan CEO | Eric Hellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the past, getting a book from libraries has had a tremendous amount of friction. You have to go to the library, maybe the book has been checked out...

Sarah Dale, British Nurse, Fired After Bedding Cancer Patients' Husbands

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sarah Dale, a 39-year-old nurse who specialized in dealing with cancer patients, has admitted to having relationships with two husbands of her patient...

Apple vs. Amazon: Apple Made Deals With Publishers, Amazon Pursues Literary Agents

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apple and Amazon could be creating an interesting turf war over the future of books and whether eBook or print will be the primary launch format. Most...

Macmillan CEO Defends eBook Pricing Model, Readers Object | Matthew Ingram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If you want to see someone frantically struggling to defend an existing analog business model against the disruption that comes from digital, look no ...

Publishers To Call The Shots In Negotiations With Google?

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As publishers enter discussions with the Web giant Google about its plan to sell digital versions of new books direct to consumers, they have a little...

Amazon, Macmillan Buy Buttons, Gavin De Becker's eBooks, And More Free eBooks

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The latest developments on the Amazon front include Macmillan, free eBooks and an exclusive deal with a bestselling author. Last week, we were on th...

The Beginning of the End... of Paper Books

Andrew Zack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Zack

If you aren't actually in publishing, don't own an eBook reader, and haven't tried to buy a book published by Macmillan from Amazon this week, you likely weren't aware that war had broken out.

Amazon Purchases NY Based Touchco to Compete with Apple?

Ramon Nuez | Posted 02.04.2010 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

I find it curious that Amazon is taking the fight to Apple. In my professional opinion this is an unfair match -- with Amazon being on the losing side.

John Scalzi Calls For | John Scalzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[R]ather than focus on what should happen to Amazon or Macmillan, here's an idea, and here's my point: let's us focus on the writers, who are getting ...

Reach out and Touch a Lot of Someones

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles London

This fall, I accomplished a daunting right of passage for any Jewish boy with literary inclinations: The Jewish Book Tour, one of the stranger experiences in modern publishing.

The Macmillan vs. Amazon Throwdown

Susan Piver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Susan Piver

Here is one woman's blow-by-blow view of how we got to a place where retailers control basically everything about how a book reaches your hand.

Amazon vs. the World (the New York Publishing World)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.15.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

The world is changing for all of us, and with the popularity of Amazon's Kindle, New York publishing is not exempt from those forces. Adapt, or perish -- and it seems they prefer the latter.

Amazon Caves To Macmillan's eBook Pricing Demands

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books says it will give in to publishing giant Macmillan and agree to sell electronic versions of its books even at prices it considers too high.... Pulls Macmillan Books From Site In E-Book Price Dispute

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — New copies of Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall," Andrew Young's "The Politician" and other books published by Macmillan were unavailable Sa...

Stephen Rubin: New President Of Henry Holt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Finally, some news from the publishing world's revolving door: Macmillan announced this Tuesday that Stephen Rubin, former publisher at Doubleday, wil...

Macmillan Latest Publishing Company To Suffer Layoffs

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Another book publisher is cutting jobs: Macmillan, where authors include Thomas Friedman, Rick Atkinson and Janet Evanovich, is elimi...