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  • Amazon offers fed up staff cash to quit

    Amazon offers fed up staff cash to quit

    Amazon Big Cheese Jeff Bezos has offered any unhappy staff up to $5000 to quit their jobs. It follows a slew of media stories that claim exhausted staff work long hours for little money. According to reports, workers have to walk up to 11 miles per shift, and are forced […]

     
  • Swedish woman refuses Amazon bid to buy domain

    Swedish woman refuses Amazon bid to buy domain

    Amazon have been dealt a blow in their bid to sweep into the Swedish book market. An offer to buy the domain amazon.se was turned down flat by its current owner. Internet World magazine reports that a 57-year-old Stockholm woman has refused to sell, despite several attempts by the Internet […]

     
  • Smashwords Reveals Number of Bestselling Authors Overwhelmingly Female

    Smashwords Reveals Number of Bestselling Authors Overwhelmingly Female

    Over on the Smashwords blog, CEO and founder Mark Coker posted some interesting information about the demographics of the bestselling authors on the site. According to the Smashwords bestseller list, published each month by Publisher’s Weekly, the top twenty-five bestselling titles on Smashwords for the last many months have all […]

     
  • AAP Says eBook Sales Increased by 3.8%, But Indies Ignored

    AAP Says eBook Sales Increased by 3.8%, But Indies Ignored

    The Association of American Publishers has released the results of a survey which polled more than 1,200 US publishers on sales data, a hot topic among self-published authors, lately. According to the survey, ebooks sales in the adult trade fiction category increased in 2013 over 2012, up 3.8% to a […]

     
  • Now that Anyone Can Publish, Anyone Can Be a Publisher, Too

    Now that Anyone Can Publish, Anyone Can Be a Publisher, Too

    The publishing industry–and certain commentary articles–have spent the last few years bashing the quality of self-published novels, taking out their ire on the authors themselves. But what is not so often exposed is the number of “publishers” who’ve sprung up almost overnight to utilize the same exact tools that are […]

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • 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...

     
 
 
  • Combative Director, Even in Letters

    Combative Director, Even in Letters

    By By JANET MASLIN “The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan” shows the stage and film director as demanding and manipulative in both...