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The Hachette vs. Amazon Battle: Quality vs. Quantity

In the battle between Hachette and Amazon, Hachette and those who support it have based their argument upon two simple “facts”. The first is that Amazon is too big. A retailer that large is dangerously close to being a monopoly … Continue reading

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Hachette vs. Amazon: Show Me the Money

I am no Amazon fangirl. In April 2013 I blogged about my concerns when they took over Goodreads. On the other hand I have what is probably an unhealthy attachment to my Kindle and I visit their site several times … Continue reading

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New Opportunities for Aspiring Writers – and Other News From Around the Web

 ** I’d noticed recently that Avon redesigned its website, and it has also now announced the launch of Share Your Book, a place for aspiring writers to post writing samples and receive feedback from readers, editors, and other authors. It … Continue reading

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A Touch of Paranoia – Brought to You by Amazon.com

I have been a loyal Amazon customer. If I am going to buy a book, new chances are Amazon will either be shipping it to me or sending it to my Kindle. I am also a member of the Goodreads … Continue reading

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Amazon to Bid on Dorchester Assets

Just when you think you’ve learned the latest news about Amazon acquiring another company, something new will pop up on-line. In June, we learned that Amazon was acquiring Avalon Books, a “clean” publisher that mostly sells to libraries. The latest … Continue reading

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Amazon Acquires Avalon Books – What Next?

Unless you’re a librarian, or a reader who checks out lots of genre fiction from your library, Avalon Books has probably flown under your radar. Avalon is a niche publisher specializing in the library market, selling hardcover genre fiction to … Continue reading

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And the Saga Continues

I must have been living under a rock. Until the advent of agency pricing, I didn’t realize the contentiousness and longevity of the thirty years’ book wars. Oh, I do remember talking with one of my favorite book sellers – … Continue reading

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Books with Buzz: Connie Brockway Interview and Giveaway (Giveaway Closed)

We’ve been following Connie Brockway’s Adventures in Publishing for some months now and – ta da! – the wait is almost over.  One week from today The Other Guy’s Bride, her eBook of the sequel to As You Desire will … Continue reading

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The Other Guy’s Bride: Exclusive Excerpt from Connie Brockway

I am really excited about this one, so fair warning. On November 22nd, The Other Guy’s Bride, the long, long, long(!) awaited sequel to As You Desire will finally hit your Kindle, with the print version following one month later. … Continue reading

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Speaking of Audiobooks: Audible’s Game Changer

If you haven’t heard about Audible’s new venture, Audible Creation Exchange (ACX), have I got news for you.  On May 12th Audible announced a dynamic online audiobook rights marketplace, audiobook production platform, and online sales system.  Its aim? To increase … Continue reading

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