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  • France Takes Action to Protect its Treasured Bookshops

    France Takes Action to Protect its Treasured Bookshops

    As booksellers around the world continue to feel the pinch of trying to do business in an online retail climate, the French Parliament has taken action that at least intends to protect bookshops in some small way. After passing what it has dubbed the “Anti Amazon Law,” it’s now illegal […]

     
  • BookShed writer shortlisted for Dundee International Book Prize

    BookShed writer shortlisted for Dundee International Book Prize

    Bookshed writer Jasper Dorgan has seen his debut novel ‘The Open Arms of the Sea‘ shortlisted for the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize. Author Neil Gaiman and broadcaster Kirsty Lang are among the judges for the prize, which includes a book deal and £10,000, the largest cash award for unpublished […]

     
  • Hachette sales tumble  in eBook pricing dispute

    Hachette sales tumble in eBook pricing dispute

    As the Amazon-Hachette contract negotiations drag on — negotiations that both sides believe will be drawn out — Hachette ebooks continue to make an appearance on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller list, but for how long? First off, Hachette titles on the list today may be slipping oh-so-slightly. All […]

     
  • IndieReader Announces IRDA Winners at BookExpo

    IndieReader Announces IRDA Winners at BookExpo

    IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, created the IRDAs to give indie authors access to people who can make a difference in their book’s success. With the rush by traditional publishers to sign them and their noteworthy bestselling status, there’s no longer […]

     
  • New Attacks Against Amazon’s International Expansion

    New Attacks Against Amazon’s International Expansion

    Amazon bashing is nothing new, and it’s certainly a popular topic at events where publishers have an open format to discuss the state of the industry. But what does it say about a company when its current most vocal critic is himself called a string of names in the industry […]

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Wearing the Cape by Marion G. Harmon

    Wearing the Cape by Marion G. Harmon

    Cape (plural capes): literally, a sleeveless garment hanging from the neck over the back and shoulders; figuratively, a superhuman who has chosen...