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.
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.
News by Rob Hart January 10, 2014
Barnes & Noble saw big drops in holiday spending across the board, and closed a big flagship Manhattan location. Will appointing a new CEO breathe some life into the struggling bookseller?
News by Nathan Scalia
eBooks are reading the readers by collecting data over reading habits. How is this changing the writing landscape?
Column by Robbie Blair December 27, 2013
The new frontiers of the digital world are changing the way we think about stories. This article dives into some of the new storytelling formats of the internet era.
Column by Leah Rhyne December 26, 2013
A freelance career is all about saying "yes." How taking some chances can have unexpected payoffs.
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.
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.
Column by John Jarzemsky December 11, 2013
Over Thanksgiving, reality television producer Elan Gale generated the most successful narrative on the web — and it was all a lie. Does it matter?
News by Dean Fetzer November 7, 2013
The Los Angeles based company, founded by Yahoo! veteran Valla Valkili, will close on the 25th of November if it can’t find an investor.
News by Christopher Shultz October 15, 2013
The author turned down an unpaid essay gig and received ridicule, prompting a Facebook bite-back and a flood of support.
News by Christopher Shultz September 9, 2013
For about ten bucks a month, you can access over 100,000 books via your iPhone. Sounds a lot like Netflix to me, but will it catch on?
Column by Ed Sikov August 21, 2013
A handy guide to getting and keeping an agent.
News by Dean Fetzer
Owen Teicher’s calls on ABA members to put the spotlight on Amazon’s problematic business practices.
Column by Robbie Blair July 17, 2013
Some of my own predictions on what digital publishing will look like over the next couple of decades.
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”.
News by Nathan Scalia July 5, 2013
Google Books wins a victory in the courts as it sets out to digitize every book in existence.
News by Dean Fetzer June 27, 2013
The largest retail brick-and-mortar bookseller in the U.S. announces it’s getting out the tablet business, but will carry on selling eReaders.
News by Christopher Shultz June 6, 2013
Seemingly oblivious to their widespread dislike, the online retail giant hopes to form a beneficial partnership with the little guys.
News by Dean Fetzer June 3, 2013
After a fierce battle, Minumsa, a Korean publisher, has won the rights to his new novel, ‘Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage’.
Column by Brandon Tietz
The first draft of the novel is now complete. So what's next?
News by Dean Fetzer
Is the worm turning? Barefoot Books has cut ties with the online giant on the grounds it “has turned its books into commodities and undermined its way of doing business”.
News by Christopher Shultz
The online giant wants you to use Coins for apps and games. Will this venture take off?
Column by Bree Ogden
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore and dissect one of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.