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Unlimited Subscriptions: Five Things You Need to Know »

(NEWS) This article was originally published at BookBusiness. “One of the worst kept secrets in recent history was finally unveiled last Friday when Amazon announced their Kindle Unlimited. It has the potential to become yet another terrific service for consumers but many publishers and authors are less than enthusiastic about it. Here are five important …

Amazon’s Latest Proposal Rankles Hachette and Authors »

(NEWS) This article was originally published at PublishersWeekly.com. “The acrimony between Amazon and Hachette does not appear to waning. And the stalemate between the two companies, over sales terms, continues to play out in newspaper headlines. On Tuesday, several news outlets reported that v-p of Kindle content at Amazon, David Naggar, sent a letter to …

Amazon-Hachette Fight: Is Amazon Really the Bad Guy? »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Monday, May 30, 2014 at Inc.com. By Ilan Mochari, Inc.com “Forget, for a minute, whether you side with Amazon or Hachette in their headline-generating spat. Instead, ask yourself: Why is this seller-supplier fracas causing so much buzz? One theory, advanced by Jeremy Greenfield in The Atlantic, is that …

Amazon Ramps Up War Against Hachette »

(NEWS) This article was originally published on Friday, May 23, 2014 at PublishersWeekly.com. “Amazon has upped the ante in its battle with Hachette over sales terms. After news surfaced earlier this month that the online retailer was slow in fulfilling orders on the publisher’s titles—with shipment delays reaching five weeks—Amazon has now removed preorder capabilities …

Hachette Says Amazon Is Delaying Delivery of Some Books »

(NEWS) This article originally published on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at NYTimes.com. By David Streitfeld, New York Times “Amazon has begun discouraging customers from buying books by Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Colbert, J. D. Salinger and other popular writers, a flexing of its muscle as a battle with a publisher spills into the open. The Internet …

Holidays Sales and Marketing: Tiz the Season for Creative Book Promotion Ideas »

(BLOG POST) By David Wogahn — For many retailers—and let’s call book publishers retailers for this article—the holiday season can account for as much as 40% of annual revenues. While that number is probably high for book publishers there is no reason why we shouldn’t try up our game in this season of gift buying …

Amazon Publishing Head Larry Kirshbaum to Depart »

(NEWS) This article originally published October 25, 2013 in the LA Times’ Book section. By Carolyn Kellogg, LA Times “What does it mean when the high-powered head of an ambitious start-up publishing house leaves? That’s what the publishing business is asking Friday after the news that Larry Kirschbaum will leave Amazon Publishing on Jan. 17, …

IBPA Report from the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair »

(BLOG POST) By Angela Bole, IBPA Executive Director– Anyone who says the book industry is dead has never been to the Frankfurt Book Fair! During the 2013 Fair, held October 9-13 in Frankfurt, Germany, over 7,300 exhibitors and 276,000 visitors convened in Frankfurt’s Messe (Messe = “Fair”) for international conversations about the book, both public …

As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts »

(NEWS) In a July 4th article published in the New York Times, former IBPA Board Chair, Stephen Mettee, says, “Amazon simply following in the tradition of any large company that gains control of a market.” By David Streitfeld, New York Times Jim Hollock’s first book, a true-crime tale set in Pennsylvania, got strong reviews …

Increase Your Book Discoverability with Online Excerpts »

BLOG POST Increase Your Book Discoverability with Online Excerpts Book discoverability is a priority in any good book marketing plan and online excerpts increase the odds that your book will find the right audience. By Corrin Foster, Marketing Manager, Greenleaf Book Group Book discoverability—how and where consumers find and purchase books—is a priority in any …

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