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Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 7

Digital Book World | Posted 06.11.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Fault in Our Stars is making a splash at the box office this week, so it's no shock that the John Green novel it's based on is squarely at the top of this week's list.

Why Free Is Your Best Marketing Tool (And How to Harness It)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.29.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

It seems that everyone wants a freebie these days, doesn't it? It's gotten to the point that when I mention doing a free eBook giveaway to authors, th...

Amazon Announces New Literary Imprints

Posted 03.18.2013 | Books

Amazon has announced that it is creating a literary fiction imprint under the name 'Little A'. Its books will include many of those which until now ha...

Why Editing Is the Single Best Marketing Tool

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 02.09.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

With all of the options out there to publish, it's pretty tempting to just point and click your way to a completed book. It's hard enough to compete in publishing. Put in the effort and put forth your best book. Does your book deserve anything less?

Cracking the Bestseller Code

Michael Drew | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Michael Drew

Amid the shakeups in publishing in general, what with the rise of the e-book, the shuttering of bookstores and a move away from paper, has been one around bestseller lists.

Is the Reading Public Excessively Cheap?

Nina Badzin | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Nina Badzin

We don't expect most other forms of entertainment to come without a price. Most of us pay for cable or satellite TV. We pay for the Internet connections in our homes. Compared to other ways we entertain ourselves, books are not that expensive.

The Most Banned Book in U.S. History? Hardly

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 01.19.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

What is so controversial about Tim Ferriss' new book to earn the title of "the most banned book in U.S. history"? With The 4-Hour Chef due to hit shelves this week, there's just one problem: There are no shelves for it to hit.

'Being Published By Amazon Defied All My Expectations'

Will Wiles | Posted 12.25.2012 | Books
Will Wiles

By way of thanks, Amazon sent me a large box of diapers. I love books but by god those diapers were welcome.

Matt Sledge

Bookigee Wants To Revolutionize The Publishing Industry, Starting With WriterCube

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.14.2012 | Books

Kristen McLean has been around: the self-described "career publishing veteran" started as a frontline bookseller in Boston 18 years ago at a children'...

Amazon vs. Traditional Publishing

Kiana Davenport | Posted 11.06.2012 | Books
Kiana Davenport

My Chinese uncle had a favorite proverb: "Great misfortune disguises great good fortune." With the imminent publication of my new novel, The Spy Lover, I reflect on that proverb, and the events that occurred before the book was finally published.

Can Amazon Save Your Life?

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 08.27.2012 | Books
Brandon G. Withrow

If an otherwise good author may find it difficult to publish, but has something interesting to contribute to the conversation of his or her community, then by all means, put the idea out there and let it stand or fall based on its merits.

Amazon Buys James Bond

Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

The name's Zon. Amazon. Yes, the U.S. licensing rights to Ian Fleming's original 14 James Bond novels have been bought for ten years by Amazon.com...

Is Amazon Opening Physical Stores?

Posted 02.07.2012 | Books

Well, we called it. At the end of last year, we listed seven predictions for Amazon in 2012, the first of which was: "Amazon opens its first store." ...

Barnes & Noble Strikes Blow Against Amazon

Posted 02.01.2012 | Books

Barnes & Noble will stop selling Amazon's books in its 703 stores, according to a statement from the company published on the New York Times Media Dec...

7 Predictions For Amazon In 2012

Posted 12.28.2011 | Books

Amazon. As far as the book industry goes, not so much the elephant in the room as an entire herd of rampaging elephants running around the room, eatin...

Amazon Publishing To Authors: ‘Review’ Our Books And We Will Promote You

The New York Observer | Posted 08.30.2011 | Books

Amazon Publishing has already shown little interest in industry traditions, and The Observer has now learned how Amazon is looking to revolutionize th...

Will Amazon's Aggressive Move Into Publishing Cast A Pall Over Competition?

The Bookseller | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

Responses to Amazon.com's hire of Laurence Kirshbaum as publisher have varied from worried to fear of a "dampening" effect on competition among delega...

Amazon Hires Publishing Big Hitter

thebookseller.com | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

Amazon.com has hired publishing big hitter Laurence Kirshbaum to run its New York Publishing office....

Amazon To Publish Foreign Books In Translation In New AmazonCrossing Publishing Imprint

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SEATTLE, May 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. today announced a new publishing imprint, AmazonCrossing, which will introduce readers to vo...