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Amazon Bottlenecks Frustrating Indie Publishers »

(NEWS) This article originally appeared on PublishersWeekly.com. IBPA welcomes your feedback in the comments section of this post. Has Amazon adversely affected your business this holiday season? If so, how? By Claire Kirch with reporting from Jim Milliot and Judith Rosen “With publishers in the throes of the holiday season, where purchases can make or …

How Changes to Amazon’s KDP Select and Review Rankings Impact Authors »

(BLOG POST) by David Wogahn — (This article was originally posted on Sellbox.) Here is how some authors have been gaming self-publishing on Amazon: “Write a bunch of short books and get a bunch of friends (or paid reviewers) to give you 5 stars. Add your books to KDP Select—the program that pays authors every …

Is Amazon’s New Review Policy Detrimental to Social Media Marketing? »

(NEWS) by Cyndie Shaffstall — (This article was originally posted on BookBusinessMag.com.) “Amazon, like many retailers today, is highly focused on gaining buyer reviews, and to that end, promotes the use of reviews throughout the visitor’s experience before and after the purchase — but there is indication Amazon has taken a renewed interest in enforcing …

Amazon, Hachette Reach Deal on Sales Terms »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Publishers Weekly. By Jim Milliot (IBPA Board Member) — “After a long-running dispute that began this spring, Amazon and Hachette Book Group USA have reached a new, multi-year agreement for e-book and print sales in the U.S., the companies said in a joint release issued late Thursday morning. …

Kobo President Michael Tamblyn to Indie Authors: You’re on Amazon’s Hit List »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Digital Book World. “Kobo President and Chief Content Officer Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) took to Twitter today to explain why, in his view, indie authors won’t be exempt from the tactics Amazon is using against Hachette in order to squeeze more profit from the publisher’s titles. Here’s what Tamblyn calls his “32 …

Amazon Launching New Crowdsourced Publishing Program »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on PublishersWeekly.com. “After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new American Idol-style crowdsourced publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the program is “in the works.” The initial report about the program, from The Digital Reader, says the soon-to-launch initiative will offer authors the chance to have their work …

“Up Against Amazon” author Karen Christensen on the Beyond the Book Podcast »

(NEWS) Copyright Clearance Center’s Christopher Kenneally recently sat down with Karen Christensen to discuss Christensen’s struggle with Amazon for CCC’s Beyond the Book podcast series. Christensen’s article about her experience with Amazon, “Up Against Amazon,” appeared in the August 2014 issue of IBPA’s Independent magazine. Listen to the full podcast at BeyondtheBookcast.com.

Up Against Amazon »

(BLOG POST) By Karen Christensen — Amazon doesn’t just take orders. It is used to barking orders at publishers and getting us to salute. But …

Amazon Wants Cheaper E-Books. But Should It Get to Enforce Prices? »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on NYTimes.com. “In a short blog post meant to shed light on its contract dispute with the publisher Hachette, Amazon argued this week that its data proved that lower e-book prices were better for everyone in the market for books. That includes authors, publishers, customers and Amazon itself. Amazon …

Some Thoughts from IBPA on the Ongoing Amazon/Hachette Situation »

(NEWS/OPINION) On July 29, Amazon dropped a public post on its Kindle forum describing why it continues to battle with Hachette over eBook pricing. They want eBook prices set at $9.99 and a 30% cut of sales. As the largest trade association for indie publishers and self-published authors, IBPA has put a great deal of …

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