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?
Ten More Questions with 'The Moment Before' Author, Suzy Vitello

Ten More Questions with 'The Moment Before' Author, Suzy Vitello

Interview by Erin Reel
Suzy Vitello — LitReactor instructor, editor, and author — answers ten more questions upon the release of her new YA novel, 'The Moment Before'.
Amazon Plans On Shipping You Books Before You Even Order Them

Amazon Plans On Shipping You Books Before You Even Order Them

News by Sean May January 21, 2014
The shopping giant has filed a patent for "anticipatory shipping", with plans to box or even ship items before an order is placed.
Goodreads

Goodreads Celebrates 25 Million Members

News by Nathan Scalia
Amazon's Goodreads recently passed the 25 million member mark.

The 2013 Author Awards

Column by Cath Murphy
Unlike actors and musicians, writers don't get Oscars or Grammys. It's time to put that straight with the first annual Author Awards.
Kindle Smartphone Could Be Available Early Next Year

Rumors Say Kindle Smartphone Could Be Available Early Next Year

News by Dean Fetzer December 27, 2013
A supplier in Taiwan may well have leaked news of Amazon’s new device after taking orders for components that would tie Kindle — and other functionality — directly into your phone.

2014: A Retrospective of the Year in Books

Column by Cath Murphy December 23, 2013
Tired of 2013? Step into my time machine, fast forward a year and find out what happened on the literary scene in 2014.

Just Give Me a Gift Card: A Holiday Lament for Book-Lovers

Column by Daniel Hope December 19, 2013
Even though we should be excited about receiving free books, the holidays fill book lovers with trepidation because we know loved ones will give us books we can't possibly enjoy.
Amazon’s 2013 Bestseller List Revealed

Amazon’s 2013 Bestseller List Revealed

News by Dean Fetzer December 17, 2013
It’s that time of year and the lists have already started appearing, the most recent one being the online retailer’s bestsellers for the year — just in time for Christmas.

The Ten Bookshots Reviews that Forced Me Yet Again into the Eager Tentacles of Amazon

Column by Cath Murphy December 16, 2013
I promised at the last meeting of Bookaholics Anonymous that my habit was under control. That was before I started managing the Bookshots reviews...
Lawsuit by Indie Booksellers Against Amazon Dismissed

Lawsuit by Indie Booksellers Against Amazon Dismissed

News by Dean Fetzer
Another day, another lawsuit ends in a result for the online retail giant and the big six publishers — down to the wording of the allegations.
10 Questions with Sara Nelson

10 Questions with Sara Nelson, Editorial Director of Books and Kindle at Amazon.com

Interview by Cath Murphy December 6, 2013
Although Amazon sometimes gives the impression it's staffed by robots, real people do work there. Publishing industry veteran Sara Nelson is one of them.
Amazon Launches StoryFront, A New Short Story Imprint

Amazon Launches StoryFront, A New Short Story Imprint

News by Dean Fetzer
The retail giant keeps expanding its empire — it’s hard to keep track of it all — and has now launched a new marketplace aimed at the burgeoning short fiction market.
Amazon Announces its Best Books of 2013

Amazon Announces its Best Books of 2013

News by Dean Fetzer November 11, 2013
It’s obviously the start of list season (and the build up to Christmas) and the online giant has announced its list of the best books of the year — so far.
‘Day One’ - A New Literary Journnal for Kindle by Amazon

‘Day One’ - A New Literary Journal for Kindle by Amazon

News by Dean Fetzer October 31, 2013
The publishing arm of the retail giant has just launched a new weekly digital publication aimed at U.S. Customers that is “dedicated to short fiction and poetry”.
Kindle Matchbook

UPDATED - Big News From Amazon: Matchbook And GoodReads Integration

News by Christopher Shultz October 29, 2013
In a move sure to excite and annoy, Amazon to offer free/cheap eBook downloads of physical book purchases, plus direct access to GoodReads on the new Paperwhites.

Don’t Write That, Write This! How To Be An Awesome Blogger

Column by Cath Murphy October 3, 2013
Don't let your blog become a slog. Use this guide to freshen up your writing platform.
American Booksellers to Fight Amazon Through Negative Publicity

American Booksellers Association CEO Urges Members to Attack Amazon With Negative Publicity

News by Dean Fetzer
Owen Teicher’s calls on ABA members to put the spotlight on Amazon’s problematic business practices.
Freebook Sifter

New Web Tool Aggregates Free eBooks

News by Christopher Shultz August 5, 2013
'Freebook Sifter' cuts out all those expensive eBooks and gives you what you want—the freebies!

Priming The Pump: Selling Your eBook On Amazon Isn't As Easy As It Seems

Column by Erik Wecks August 5, 2013
Today, eBooks have created more opportunities for indie authors than ever before, but it is one thing to publish an eBook. It's another to make it sell.
Kurt Vonnegut, Kindle Worlds

Kurt Vonnegut Cleared for Kindle Worlds Fanfic

News by Christopher Shultz August 2, 2013
The author of Slaughterhouse Five, Breakfast of Champions, and many other novels is now fair game in the officially sanctioned Amazon platform.
Obama Kindle Singles Interview, Oren Teicher

American Booksellers Association Protest Obama Over Kindle Singles Interview, Amazon Support

News by Christopher Shultz August 1, 2013
The President's remarks on the state of journalism, plus a recent speech in front of an Amazon warehouse, have raised the ire of indie booksellers.
Amazon Denied .amazon Domain Name

Amazon Denied .amazon Domain Name

News by Christopher Shultz July 24, 2013
The online retailer's hopes of having their very own chunk of the internet name game were dashed by ICANN last week.
Amazon Patents ‘DVD Extras’ for eBooks

New Amazon Patent Seeks to Add “DVD Extras” to eBooks

News by Dean Fetzer July 5, 2013
In another new application, the retail giant has been awarded a patent aimed at enhancing your reading experience with “personalized content”.
Outlier Digital From Twilight Producers

Outlier Digital to Compete with Kindle Worlds... with Twilight?

News by Dean Fetzer
Producers of the ‘Twilight’ movies plans to “set fan fiction free” with their new digital imprint.