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Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 22

Digital Book World | Posted 11.26.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

It's only been a little over a week since Amazon and Hachette buried the hatchet, so it's likely premature to see much change for the publisher's titles on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Still, Hachette titles do appear to have gained a bit of ground

The Amazon Hachette Dispute Comes to a Pyrrhic End

Mark Coker | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Mark Coker

Amazon and Hachette announced a settlement last week in their long festering contractual dispute. The publishing industry breathed a collective sigh of relief. But is it really over?

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Probably Didn't Get What It Wanted In The Hachette Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

On Thursday, Amazon and Hachette said they had ended their bitter, monthslong dispute over ebook pricing. Each company released a statement from e...

Week to Week News Quiz for 11/14/14

John Zipperer | Posted 11.14.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Defy congressional critics by exercising your own executive action and take our latest Week to Week news quiz.

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...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks: Week of October 11

Digital Book World | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week sees an uptick in the number of titles with price tags higher than $10 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 10.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

Books as a Trompe-L'oeil: On Fools and What Fools the Eye

Cosmin Gheorghe | Posted 10.07.2014 | Technology
Cosmin Gheorghe

For many people around the globe books are alive, they are collected, cherished and contemplated periodically with love. They are milestones that punctuate one's emotional and social life.

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 Amazon.com Inc to find a way out...

Thoughts on Amazon

G. Doucette | Posted 11.14.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

I had a novel published at the end of 2010, almost exactly four years ago. Here's an actual question we asked ourselves after its release: Should we also put out an ebook edition? This got me thinking about Amazon.

The Fate of the Novelist: A Reality Check

Warren Adler | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

Over the past 15 years as an independent author, I have learned a few things. Some might disagree with my conclusions, but not to worry. I am used to being pummeled, rejected and contradicted. I have been around a long time, and I am still standing.

Please Stop

G. Doucette | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

Here is the problem. You all seem to think self-published authors are bad writers, because bad writers are self-published. The thing is, bad writers are everywhere.

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...

Why You're Probably Not Famous Enough to Land a Book Deal

Brooke Warner | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

The hard truth is that most of us do not have that shiny quality that agents and editors are looking for. And it's not your fault if you don't. That allure is something that generally takes years to build and grow.

Timothy Stenovec

Amazon Finally Explains Why It's Fighting A Big Publisher

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

On Amazon's 'Offer' to Hachette Authors

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Books
Emma Walton Hamilton

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.

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 ...

How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

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...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 28

Digital Book World | Posted 09.01.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

The Amazon-Hachette dispute wears on, but the publisher still manages to see two of its titles in this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of June 21

Digital Book World | Posted 08.25.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List is, in some ways, a tale of three titles: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, his 2006 novel Looking for Alaska and J. K. Rowling's The Silkworm, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith.