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Please Stop

G. Doucette | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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.

Amazon, Your Neighborhood in the Cloud

William Buckley Jr. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
William Buckley Jr.

No question, the Internet and online sales are growing rapidly; to propose that we stop shopping online would be foolish. What isn't foolish is to look into the future and imagine what our towns will look like if we don't support our local businesses, at least with some of our purchases.

The Time Amazon Stabbed A German Knife Maker In The Back

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology

Amazon has been in the news lately for its tough negotiation tactics, refusing to accept presale orders for certain books from the publisher Hachette ...

Goliath vs. Goliath: Why the Amazon-Hachette Debate Is Really a War Between Traditional and Self-Publishing

Brooke Warner | Posted 08.11.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

I can't imagine that this divide will never be reconciled, and it's why we can anticipate that the separation between self-publishing and the industry will only get wider and wider.

How to Turn the Amazon/Hachette Battle Into a Can't-miss Opportunity

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

It's OK to get mad but encouraging consumers to boycott Amazon is not productive and it won't work.

A Writer's Defense of Amazon

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 08.10.2014 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

As a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.

What the Amazon vs. Hachette Debate Ignores: Independent Authors

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 08.08.2014 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

It's a fascinating debate, a fascinating time, one that mirrors much of what's already happened in the music industry, in journalism, art and photography; even online news aggregation. And, as in all revolutionary movements, the paradigm is shifting, to use a weary phrase.

Winning At Monopoly

Hugh Howey | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Hugh Howey

Is Amazon a disruptor because of its size? Or is its size a result of previously stifled innovation?

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 31

Digital Book World | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

All three Hachette titles on last week's rankings took a spill, with one -- David Baldacci's The Target -- dropping out of the top ten.

Amazon vs. Hachette: A Custody Battle for the Future of Books?

Emma Walton Hamilton | Posted 08.02.2014 | Books
Emma Walton Hamilton

While it may seem as if this is a private custody battle between two parental behemoths, the potential impact of the Amazon/Hachette battle is greater than many of us may realize. And until it is resolved, and possibly long after the fact, it stands to damage those most vulnerable readers.

Timothy Stenovec

Good Luck Trying To Quit Amazon

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.29.2014 | Technology

You may want to quit shopping at Amazon these days, considering how the whole blow-up with Hachette is going. Amazon has come under fire for its ha...

Amazon Actually Telling Customers To Shop Elsewhere

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Amazon is not backing down in its battle with book publisher Hachette. The mega-retailer told its customers in a note published late Tuesday that ...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of May 24

Digital Book World | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Despite its ongoing feud with Amazon, Hachette continues to boast a strong presence on this week's list. One reason is that the e-tailer has so far proven reluctant to extend the pricing tactics it's applied to Hachette print titles to the publisher's ebooks.

Why Amazon Can Toy With Book Publishers

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology

Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, wields immense control over publishers. And right now it's busy flexing its huge muscle in a very publ...