Amazon Announces Its Best Books of the Year 2012

Amazon Announces Its Best Books of the Year 2012

News by Dean Fetzer November 14, 2012
In its annual feature, the book giant has listed its editors’ picks for the top 100 Best Books of the Year, as well as Top 10 lists in more than 24 categories.
DC Comics to Ship Monthly to Multiple eReader

DC Comics to Ship Monthly to Multiple eReader

News by Dean Fetzer November 8, 2012
Now you Can Get Your DC Comics Fix on Your eReader - as long it’s via Apple, Amazon or Barnes and Noble
Sock Puppet Reviews Prompt Action at Amazon

Sock Puppet Reviews Prompt Action at Amazon

News by Dean Fetzer November 5, 2012
Recent complaints about authors who’ve paid to have their own books reviewed has goaded Amazon into taking action - but they’ve deleted lots of real reviews in the process.
Apple Introduces iPad Mini

Apple Introduces iPad Mini, And It Ain't Cheap

News by Rob Hart October 24, 2012
As expected, Apple unveiled the iPad Mini yesterday, but tech writers are scratching their heads over the high price, when compared to similar devices like the Kindle Fire HD.
Amazon Wipes Kindle, Won't Explain Why

UPDATED: Amazon Closes Customer's Account And Remotely Wipes Kindle, Won't Explain Why

News by Rob Hart October 24, 2012
A woman from Norway recently found that her Amazon account has been suspended and her Kindle has been wiped of all the eBooks she'd bought. Amazon doesn't seem interested in explaining why.
Amazon To Refund eBook Purchases

Gimme My Money: Amazon To Refund eBook Purchases

News by Dave Reuss
Amazon might be cutting you a check for $1.32 soon. Thank you, Amazon?
Amazon Hourly Sales Ranking

Amazon Is Now Ranking Authors Based On Overall Sales, And Updating That List Hourly

News by Rob Hart October 12, 2012
How much stock do you put in rankings? Because Amazon just found another metric for writers to distract themselves with.
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Barnes & Noble Stores Start Stocking Amazon Books, Company Shuts That Right Down

News by Rob Hart October 3, 2012
Barnes & Noble stores, which are given leeway in what they can and can't stock, were ordering copies of books published by Amazon--prompting company executives to ask branches to pull the books.
Barnes & Noble Price Matches Amazon On Frontlit eReader

Barnes & Noble Price Matches Amazon On Frontlit eReader

News by Rob Hart October 1, 2012
Barnes & Noble is making it a real race, lowering the price of it's frontlit eReader to match Amazon. Which one will you be buying?
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Amazon Crowns First Book Trailer Contest Winner

News by Benoît Lelièvre
Amazon held its first ever book trailer contest. The goal was simple. Create a trailer for Ania Ahlborn's horror novel 'Seed'. The winner was crowed this week.
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Barnes & Noble Introduces New Nook Tablets

News by Rob Hart September 26, 2012
Hot on the heels of announcements earlier this month of new Kindles and Kobo devices, Barnes & Noble debuted some new hardware: A 7-inch Nook HD, and a 9-inch Nook HD+.
Wal-Mart Will No Longer Stock Kindle

Wal-Mart Kicks Kindle To The Curb, Will No Longer Stock The Popular eReader

News by Rob Hart September 20, 2012
Wal-Mart will no longer carry Kindle devices. They didn't say why, but the writing is on the wall--supporting the Kindle is tantamount to supporting the enemy.

The Bottom Of The Barrel: The 10 Worst-Ranked Books On Amazon

Column by Dave Reuss September 14, 2012
If there are winners, there are bound to be losers.
Kiana Davenport picked up by Amazon

Author Terminated By Penguin Over Contract Breach Picked Up By Amazon

News by Rob Hart September 11, 2012
Penguin terminated a contract with author Kiana Davenport because she self-published a collection of short stories. Cue Amazon, offering a contract much more to her liking.
Amazon, Kobo Announce New eReaders & Tablets

Amazon, Kobo Announce New eReaders And Tablets

News by Rob Hart September 7, 2012
Amazon has some new eReaders and tablets coming out--and their flashy announcement overshadowed similar news from Kobo.
Amazon Creates Heat Map Of Political Book Sales

Amazon Creates Heat Map Of Political Book Sales

News by Kimberly Turner August 30, 2012
Amazon's new map of political book sales is awash in red and pink hues. But why?
Amazon Steps Up Publishing Game, Kobo Throws In With Indie Bookstores

Amazon Steps Up Its Publishing Game While Kobo Throws In With Indie Bookstores

News by Rob Hart August 30, 2012
Amazon will make its eBooks available to sites like Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Meanwhile, Kobo will partner with indie bookstores to sell eBooks--will they succeed where Google failed?
Hunger Games Beats Out Hogwarts

Welcome To The Back, Potter: Hunger Games Beats Out Hogwarts

News by Dave Reuss August 17, 2012
The Hunger Games bests The Harry Potter Series, becoming the best-selling series ever. Only on Amazon, but still.
Amazon Under Fire For Selling eBook About Sex Tourism

Amazon Under Fire For Selling eBook About Sex Tourism

News by Rob Hart August 3, 2012
A group that fights child trafficking and exploitation successfully lobbied Amazon to remove a self-published eBook about age of consent laws around the world.
Customer Ratings vs. Professional Reviews

Amazon Customer Ratings vs. Professional Book Critics

News by Kimberly Turner May 17, 2012
A new Harvard study reveals the wisdom of Amazon customer reviews and the biases of professional book critics.

Are Audiobooks Preparing to Overtake Ebooks?

Column by Joe Daly May 17, 2012
While lit snobs pontificate the primacy of tree meat or eBooks, the once-peaceful world of audiobooks has devolved into an all-out street brawl between producers, publishers and authors.
Amazon announces the most well-read cities

Literate Locations: Amazon Announces The Most Well-Read Cities

News by Dave Reuss May 16, 2012
The list is out. Did your town make it in?
Pagie M. Gutenborg

Could A Printing Press Save Independent Book Stores?

News by Kimberly Turner May 15, 2012
Harvard Book Store's in-house printing press gives customers instant access to millions of out-of-print, rare, and public domain books. Is it the great equalizer in the Amazon vs. indie retailers war?

The Top 10 Best Books... With The Worst Amazon Customer Reviews

Column by Meredith Borders May 11, 2012
Even the most critically acclaimed novels of all time aren't safe from a scathing Amazon customer review!

My Kindle Experiment: What A Month And Change Can Teach You

Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 30, 2012
Amazon may be on everyone's naughty list this year, but they're still the easiest game in town when it comes to self-publishing and selling your book. You just have to work the kinks out, first.