An Open Letter to the Indie Bookstore

Column by Brandon Tietz April 9, 2015
We've lost a lot of indie bookstores recently. Here's 4 things to remember as they battle the likes of Barnes & Noble and Amazon.
Adult Coloring Book Leads Bestseller List on Amazon

Adult Coloring Book Leads Bestseller List on Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
And it’s even outsold Harper Lee!
HarperCollins at War with Amazon

HarperCollins at War with Amazon

News by Raine Winters April 2, 2015
Who didn’t see this coming?
Amazon Can Fix Your Toilet

Amazon Can Fix Your Toilet

News by Peter Derk
Amazon will hook you up with someone to fix your toilet. This is real.
Look Out, Wattpad—Amazon Releases 'Write On' to Public

Look Out, Wattpad—Amazon Releases 'Write On' to Public

News by Raine Winters
Write On, the new crowd-publishing platform, hopes to compete with Wattpad.
The Late David Carr's Memoir Sells Out on Amazon

The Late David Carr's Memoir Sells Out on Amazon

News by Raine Winters
David Carr's memory lives on in his book, "The Night of the Gun."
Amazon, Anti-Vaxx, Barnes & Noble, Censorship, News, Self-publishing

Self-Published Book About Not Vaccinating Kids Trolled Hard By Amazon Reviewers

News by Rob Hart February 10, 2015
Here's one of Amazons reviews: "As a carpenter who specializes in itty bitty coffins I can't say enough good things about this book, my customer base has been growing at an epidemic rate!"
Kindle And Some Serious Sweat Can Digitize Your Books

Kindle And Some Serious Sweat Can Digitize Your Books

News by Peter Derk February 6, 2015
Kindle Convert is the app that opens the joy of page-by-page scanning to all readers.

The Big Six: A Glance Back at the History of Publishing

Column by Leah Dearborn January 12, 2015
This handful of companies wields a great deal of influence over the written word. But how did they begin, and how did they get to be so big?

Seven Important Marketing Lessons We Can Learn From the Bestselling Books of 2014

Column by Cath Murphy December 23, 2014
Why pay big bucks to marketing consultancies when unlocking the secrets of the bestseller is a simple matter of looking at Amazon lists and making a few snap judgments?
Amazon's Biggest Books of 2014

Amazon's Biggest Books of 2014

News by Peter Derk December 19, 2014
Amazon's released its list of bestsellers, for better or worse.
Amazon, GamerGate, Self-publishing, Zoe Quinn

GamerGate Inspired Rape Fantasy Self-Published On Amazon

News by Rob Hart December 19, 2014
A thinly-veiled rape fantasy about frequent GamerGate target Zoe Quinn appeared as an eBook on Amazon today, before being taken down.

Where To Buy Cheap eBooks

Column by Christopher Shultz December 4, 2014
Here are some of the best places to shop if you're looking for non-paper-based books at discounted prices.
Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

News by Peter Derk
After a period of controversy and questionable business practices all around, Hachette and Amazon sign eBook agreement.
Amazon's New Digital Battle Plan

All Your Money Are Belong To Us: Amazon's New Digital Battle Plan

News by Peter Derk July 16, 2014
Amazon is testing a Netflix-style service for eBooks and audio eBooks.

The Five Predicted Outcomes of Hachette vs. Amazon

Column by Daniel Hope July 2, 2014
There are plenty of ideas about what will happen as a result of the Hachette and Amazon negotiations. We breakdown the most common predictions.

Quick, Easy Ways to Promote Your Book in Your Underwear (And no, I’m not talking selfies) Part 1

Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard June 20, 2014
Here are some easy tips on how to promote your work online to new readers and loyal fans—most of whom are probably in their underwear too.
Hachette Job: Amazon Versus Publisher

Hachette Job: Amazon Versus Publisher

News by Peter Derk May 13, 2014
Amazon has been delaying shipment of titles and employing other dirty tactics to get a leg up in negotiations with Hachette.
Amazon Angers Fans With Comixology Changes

Amazon Angers Fans With Comixology Changes

News by Sean May April 29, 2014
Less than a month after Amazon's acquisition of the digital comics giant, the company has removed the ability to purchase comics via Comixology's iOS app, to avoid paying Apple a commission.
Thomas Piketty's 'Capital': What The Cool Kids Are Reading

Thomas Piketty's 'Capital': What The Cool Kids Are Reading

News by Peter Derk April 29, 2014
Thomas Piketty's unlikely bestseller 'Capital In The Twenty-First Century' has found surprise success. Various theories emerge explaining why.
Amazon Buys Comixology

Amazon Buys Comixology, Expands Literature Empire (Again)

News by Sean May April 11, 2014
The media giant has announced that they are purchasing digital comics platform Comixology, in a deal that will expand Amazon's already pervasive reach in the literary world.

Death Threats and the Death of the Book Review

Column by Dean Fetzer March 7, 2014
Are we entitled to some kind of reciprocal linking if we review someone’s book (particularly if we write a good review)? More's to the point - is there any point to book reviews?
Amazon Releases List of 100 Books To Read In a Lifetime

Amazon Releases List of 100 Books To Read In a Lifetime

News by Sean May February 6, 2014
The book giant has released a giant list of books that everyone should read in their lifetime. Have your favorites made the list?

I’LL KILL YOU! Amazon, Goodreads, and the Death of Criticism

Column by Keith Rawson January 27, 2014
Do Amazon and Goodreads reviews suck or is Keith Rawson just an a$$hole? Or maybe a little of both?