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  • Hachette CEO Fires Back at Amazon for Readers United Website

    Hachette CEO Fires Back at Amazon for Readers United Website

    Over the weekend Amazon launched a new propaganda website that dumbs down the contract dispute between Hachette and Amazon. It targets the readers and proclaims that Amazon just wants to keep book prices around the $9.99 mark and doesn’t think its fair that users pay beyond that. Amazon encouraged its […]

     
  • 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Kirsty Lang are among the judges for the prize, which includes a book deal and £10,000, the largest cash award for unpublished […]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 […]

     
 
 
 
 
  • Icarus Illumina E653 vs Kobo Aura

    Icarus Illumina E653 vs Kobo Aura

    By Michael Kozlowski Welcome to another Good e-Reader Comparison Video! Today we take a look at the brand new Icarus Illumina second generation...

     
 
 
  • Why Print Books Declined in 2013

    Why Print Books Declined in 2013

    eBooks have grown to be a billion dollar business and now accounts for 27% of all book sales in the US. Print books are still holding their own...

     
 
 
 
 
  • 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...