"amazon publishing" entries

Publishing News: B&N boycott becomes booksellers’ cold war against Amazon

The Amazon Publishing boycott expands, dropping DRM is an ace in the hole, and insightful observations on reading.

Booksellers continue to pile on in response to Amazon Publishing's deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Also, publishers have a card to play against Amazon and cognitive friction makes for a better reading experience.

Publishing News: B&N closes doors on Amazon Publishing

B&N shuns Amazon, Goodreads shuns Amazon, Jonathan Franzen shuns ebooks.

Barnes & Noble ramped up its battle with Amazon this week by shutting it out of its stores. Elsewhere, Goodreads broke up with Amazon’s data API and Jonathan Franzen declared ebooks will be the downfall of civilization.

Coming soon to a location near you: The Amazon Store?

Jason Calacanis on Amazon's growing market dominance.

In this podcast, Weblogs, Inc., co-founder Jason Calacanis shares his thoughts on Amazon's market presence and what the future might hold. He says an Amazon retail presence isn't out of the question and that AmazonBasics is a preview of what's to come.

Publishing News: Stats from Amazon's KDP Select program might require a decoder ring

Amazon released KDP Select stats, self-publishers shared publishing tips and the digital rights quagmire continued.

This week in publishing, authors may or may not be making bank on KDP Select, budding self-publishers got insight from experts and the murky digital rights issue raged on.

Publishing News: Amazon lands "4-Hour" author Timothy Ferriss

Amazon signs its first best-selling author, RR Donnelley acquires two companies, and what publishers can learn from the NYT paywall.

Timothy Ferriss signs with Amazon Publishing to "redefine what is possible," RR Donnelley positions itself for digital publishing success, and the NYT can teach publishers a thing or two about advertising and sponsorship.