Authors Guild Analyzes Amazon Dominance

Authors Guild Analyzes Amazon Dominance
By Dianna Dilworth on February 1, 2012 1:23 PM The Authors Guild posted a long essay yesterday, arguing that “the abandoning of New Deal era protections of retailers” is helping Amazon dominate the book business. Referencing Barry Lynn's piece in ...

Barnes & Noble won't stock books by Amazon anymore - LA Observed
The immediate upset is over Amazon signing authors, agents and publishers to exclusive deals. "Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have prevented millions of customers from having access to content," said Jaime ...
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TechBits: Barnes & Noble vs Amazon; Twitter followers; Online gambling; Pirate ...
Washington Post
Amazon, meanwhile, has been steadily expanding its publishing operations, signing exclusive deals with authors such as filmmaker-actress Penny Marshall and best-selling self-help author Timothy Ferris. It also recently started an imprint for science ...

Editorial Review of Safari Books Online
When it comes to e-books, this gets even trickier; e-book files are much smaller than video or music files, so they can be downloaded much faster. Safari Bookshelf (various subscription plans, starting at $10/month) is a bid to make it easier, faster, ...

Library Offers Books to Help Celebrate Black History Month
Blair Memorial Library staff help us select several books to help celebrate Black History Month. By John McTaggart The staff at Blair Memorial Library helped us select several books aimed at enriching Black History Month for readers.

Party books: New additions to your entertaining library
Kansas City Star
It sounds too good to be true, but "Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day," by Jeff Hertzberg, MD, and Zoe Francois (Thomas Dunne Books, $27.99), has a technique to prep the dough that will make you wonder why you've been buying pizza dough ...

DC Announces Watchmen prequel books
TG Daily
Today, DC has confirmed plans for a series of books which will serve as a prequel to the classic story. The series, which is being called Before Watchmen, will consist of 35 issues - nearly three times as many issues as the original novel - across 7 ...

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Amazon books Q4 earnings decline as it continues spending spree
Proactive Investors USA & Canada
The company sees the Kindle as a way to drive sales of digital content such as e-books, music, movies and apps. CEO Jeff Bezos said the Kindle was Amazon's bestselling product during the holiday season in both the US and Europe.

Books should not hurt sentiments: Digvijaya on Taslima
Digvijaya Singh was responding after Taslima Nasreen's book launch was cancelled at Kolkata Book Fair.

Authors stress reading skills at Maplewood (video)
Warren Tribune Chronicle
Jim and Jon Hixson - known as JJ Brothers - who have written several books together, told the children gathered in the school's gymnasium that reading and writing as often as possible can open up a world of creativity for them if they're willing to ...

Books for Business in Toronto's Financial District to close storefront in March
Toronto Star
John Goddard Business Reporter The financial district bookshop Books for Business is to close at the end of March, owner Sean Neville said Wednesday. After 20 years as “North America's largest business bookstore,” as it bills itself, the store will ...

Human books speak volumes
London Free Press
By DALE CARRUTHERS, The London Free Press VIDEO: Western students visiting a library of livingbooks were able to hear from someone in their field who has walked the walk. They were also exposed to new ideas. One book was about an activist jailed in ...

Books for Kids | A celebration of culture
Columbus Dispatch
By Nancy Gilson The struggle for freedom and the civil-rights movement, along with inventors and innovators, take center stage in new books for young readers — in time for Black History Month. • Black & White: The Confrontation Between Reverend Fred L.

Columbus Dispatch

Books: William Howard Taft, back on the political stage in a big way
Taft doesn't go hungry no matter what century it is, and you'll be reading all about it. "Taft 2012: A Novel" is published by Quirk Books. List price is $14.95. (Trish Choate can be reached at choatet(at)

Best Children's Books For February
Huffington Post
I love children's books. I adore the feel of chunky board books, designed to withstand brand-new teeth and chubby uncoordinated baby hands. I have stacks of picture books filled with photographs of apples, balls and cats and bold illustrations meant to ...

Big Ben Parliament Creations Working With Authors Hollie Moor and Paige ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Big Ben Parliament Creations (BBP Creations) is working with authors Hollie Moor and Paige Silsbee, on their latest iBook, iPhone and iPad app,"Once Upon A Time...There was Snow White" due to be released later this Spring. Big Ben Parliament Creations ...

From Botswana to the history books by way of America (blog)
By Adam Burrows, Correspondent LIBREVILLE, Gabon -- Before Diphetogo “Dipsy” Selolwane (Se-lol-wa-ni) was able to build a successful career in the South African Premier Soccer League, he first had to go to America.

Read Google Books On Your iPhone/iPad - eBookNewser
If you've got an iPhone or an iPad, all you have to do is download the Google Books app to be on your way to reading. PC Advisor has more: “You'll be presented your My Google eBook account, and if you have previously downloaded any eBooks, ...

Cabinet of Subversive Books: Neal Stephenson's 'Cryptonomicon' & the dream of ...
Death and Taxes
By DJ Pangburn 10 mins ago “Cabinet of Subversive Books” profiles fiction and non-fiction, both popular and underground, children's and transgressive, poetry and tomes, comic books and even romance novels. And if you don't see one of your favorites now ...

GooReader: When you need Google Books to go
By Mark Wilson Google Books is a gigantic and ever-expanding online library of booksand magazines that can be used to read classic titles free of charge as well as to purchase new releases in all manner of categories. But you may be one of the many ...


Buy some John Scalzi books, support breast cancer screenings!
So for the next week, Scalzi is donating his share of the sales from his Subterranean Press e-booksto Planned Parenthood, earmarking the funds for breast cancer screening. And Subterranean is following suit. So this is a great chance to buy some ...

E-publishing Part 2: Kindle Nation
Hard copies of his books have always sold well on Amazon, thanks mainly to Barnes & Noble's peculiar reluctance to stock his backlist in any meaningful depth. Via the forum on his website he repeatedly heard from frustrated readers who'd given up on ...

Barnes & Noble to pull Amazon Publishing titles from shelves over ...
By Brian Heater
As one B&N exec told The New York Times, "Our decision is based on Amazon's continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent," adding, "Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have ...

Barnes & Noble shuns Amazon books | Seattle's Big Blog - seattlepi ...
By Amy Rolph
Barnes & Noble shuns Amazon books. ... The actions in question: Amazon's push to achieve exclusivity with certain authors and publishing companies. ... These exclusives have prohibited us from offering certain eBooks to our customers…
Seattle's Big Blog

Barnes & Noble Won't Sell Books From Amazon Publishing ...
Barnes & Noble will not sell Amazon's books in its store to protest Amazon's continued "push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent."
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Life Changing Books | Rachelle Gardner
By Rachelle Gardner
After reading this book, I'm committed to seeking out more works of narrative nonfiction having to do with important events in the last century, and I especially want to read more books about the major wars that have forever changed our world. Unbroken is only the second “war” ... If you're new topublishing, please start here: How To Get Published. You may also want to watch ... My passion is partnering with authors to bring worthwhile books to publication. I started this blog as a way to ...
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January Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliograply published ...
By Paul Biba
TeleRead - News and views on ebooks, libraries, publishing and related topics ... Tags: bibliography, Electronic publishing, scholarly electronic publishing weblog ... 1/2 (2012): Includes “Are BooksBecoming Extinct in Academic Libraries?
TeleRead: News and views on e-books,...

EBooks for Breast Cancer Screening and Education – Whatever
By John Scalzi
Just a few minutes ago I pinged Bill Schafer at Subterranean Press and asked if it would be possible to track the sales of my eBooks in the next week in order to donate my share of those sales to Planned Parenthood, specifically for its breast cancer ... Your attitude, intelligence, open-mind, and creativity in supporting various charities and causes is part of why I respect and admire you, and will continue to buy your books. ..... Authors: for information on how to participate, click here.

Spacecoast Authors of Romance « Beyond Her Book
By Barbara Vey
Spacecoast Authors of Romance. Barbara Vey -- February 1st, 2012. Spacecoast ... Taking a page from my books on being prepared, author Leigh Duncan had two of her books handy to sign. The waitress was ecstatic promising to share with ...
Beyond Her Book

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: First Look: Leadership Books for ...
By Michael McKinney
First Look: Leadership Books for February 2012. Here's a look at some of the best leadership booksto be released in February. Collaborate: The Art of We by Dan Sanker Good Idea. Now What? How to Move Ideas to Execution by Charles T.
Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog

Amazon Publishing books won't be found at Barnes & Noble ...
By Carolyn Kellogg
These exclusives have prohibited us from offering certain eBooks to our customers," Carey wrote. In addition to exclusive deals Amazon has announced with specific authors, in December it launched KDP Select, a way for authors to participate in an unusually structured Kindle lending library and payment pool, as long as their e-books remained exclusive to Amazon. "Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have prevented millions of customers from having access ...
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SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books 2012 | educating alice
By medinger
SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books 2012. And so it begins — the contenders for this year's Battle of the Kids' Books have been revealed! If you aren't familiar with this contest (which yours truly, I'm happy to admit, initiated four years ago), do check it ...
educating alice

Recommended Books
By Frank Turk
by Frank Turk We don't really do book reviews here at PyroManiacs because, well, you come here for the truly crafty reproaches which we lay out here. And, I might add, you people are hooked on the loads of introspection and ...

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore | Motionographer ...
By Ivan Cruz
I was introduced to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore iPad app by my friend's five-year-old son while traveling the North Island of New.
Motionographer | Digital Filmmaking,...

School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books
School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books is a competition between 16 of the very best booksfor young people of the year, judged by some of the biggest ...

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