by Romain Dillet from TechCrunch Amazon has accepted new contract terms with book publishers in the European Union after Commissioner Margrethe Vestager led an investigation into Amazon’s practices. After today’s decision, Amazon will no longer force publishers to provide the best price on the company’s Kindle store.
by Alex Green at Publishers Weekly Amazon opened the doors to its first East Coast bricks and mortar bookstore on Tuesday. The 5,800 sq. ft. store, in Dedham, Mass., which is the first of the e-tailer’s physical stores featuring a cafe, is located at Legacy Place, a large commercial retail center ten miles from downtown… Read More Amazon Unveils First East Coast Bricks and Mortar
by Mark Coker If you could see into the future, what would you do to change it? Each year I polish off my imaginary crystal ball and attempt to divine how the boiling crosscurrents of technology, competitive intrigue, author aspirations, and reader tastes will shape the opportunities facing authors, publishers and retailers for the year… Read More 2017 Book Industry Predictions: Intrigue and Angst Amid Boundless Opportunity
By Larry Kahaner Amazon’s Kindle Scout program makes my head spin. It’s clever in ways that you don’t see. (Read “Part 1: The Weirdest Writing Thing I’ve Ever Done.“) Amazon has disrupted the traditional publishing business which consists of the following flow: the author who writes the book, to the agent who acts as… Read More Why an Establishment Author is Doing Amazon’s Kindle Scout – Part 2
By Larry Kahaner In my entire writing career, this may be the weirdest thing I’ve done – and I once interviewed a convicted serial killer who asked me to write a book exonerating him while he boasted of his crimes. I am participating in Amazon’s Kindle Scout program as an author.
All writers get the same advice. Read the great writers; study the great works. Learn how seasoned, professional, and successful authors get the job done. All true, but I maintain that it’s also crucial for writers to read crap to learn what not to do.
Welcome to the May 2015 Author Earnings Report. This is our sixth quarterly look at Amazon’s ebook sales, with data taken on over 200,000 bestselling ebooks. With each report over the past year and a half, we have come to see great consistency in our results, but there is always something new that surprises us.