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Amazon adds new reviews menu. Here are my suggestions.

Using a new drop-down menu in a book’s review area, readers will now be able to rate our books on specifics including the level of sex/violence and the quality of writing. I have some suggestions for how Amazon should alter … Continue reading

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Hachette-Amazon deal–more bad news for the rest of us?

David Streitfield at the New York Times reports: “Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute.” More dominance for Amazon and the big publishers, less opportunity for everyone else? So far as I can tell from what we know (only the basics) and … Continue reading

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Selling books doesn’t make you a book publisher

Vanity Fair attempted an overview of the Amazon/Publishers fracus this month. Former Amazon employee Rebecca Allen discusses the Vanity Fair article on “The Zon” The self-pubs are interpreting both the Vanity Fair piece and Allen’s fairly neutral assessment of it … Continue reading

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THE APPLE PIE KNIGHTS ARE HERE

“For the sake of foreign relations and maybe even the future of world peace, do you mind being married to me in the eyes of a small village in Kandahar Province?” The penpal romance between Army Captain Gus MacBride and … Continue reading

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NY Library Hosts “Pick Your Evil Tool” Night

Click here to watch Amazon: Business As Usual, hosted by the New York Public Library last night Reporter at small, yours truly, watched this seven-member panel discussion from start to finish last night. My takeaway? Six trad publishing professionals versus … Continue reading

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Big 5 Publishing-Rolling in Money, Right?

Click to read the article at Digital Book World How Much Money The Big Publishers Actually Make To look at publisher earnings this way is a mistake. Most books barely earn their advance back and create very little if any … Continue reading

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