How to Become a Better Writer (By Reading One-Star Reviews of Your Favorite Books)

Column by Max Booth III August 7, 2015
The life of a writer is a series of punches to the genitals. Use one-star reviews of your favorite books to treat the pain.
Amazon Simplifies Bothering People With Book Quotes

Amazon Simplifies Bothering People With Book Quotes

News by Peter Derk
Amazon adds super social sharing options to its Kindle for Android app.
Amazon to Pay Authors by eBook Pages Read

Amazon to Pay Authors by eBook Pages Read

News by Raine Winters June 22, 2015
Pay-Per-Page may be just what Kindle Select authors need.

Dinosaurs, Billionaires, and Butts: The Top 10 Erotic Stories by Chuck Tingle

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky June 10, 2015
Tired of boring old bigfoot sex? There's a new king of the indie erotica scene.
Indie Bookstores Fight Back Against Retail Giants with App

Indie Bookstores Fight Back Against Retail Giants with App

News by Raine Winters
Amazon better keep one eye open from now on!
Seattle Tops Amazon’s ‘Most Well-Read Cities’ List

Seattle Tops Amazon’s ‘Most Well-Read Cities’ List

News by Raine Winters June 3, 2015
Browse the top 20 list here!

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 April 1, 2015
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.