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My New Year’s Resolution is to Dump Amazon, And Why I’ll Fail

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

For long-time ebook buyers indoctrinated in Amazon’s convenient ecosystem, trying to make the switch to a competitor can lead to frustration and disappointment.

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Is Amazon Really Buying Brazil’s Biggest Bookstore Chain?


Amazon is said to be negotiating to acquire Saraiva, Brazil’s dominant bookseller, with 102 stores. Is it realistic? We break down the facts and scenarios.

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Looking at US E-book Statistics and Trends

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Publishers Launch offers an analysis of recent data and trends from the US e-book market, where the rapid slowdown in growth has been something of a surprise.

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Booktango and the Future of DIY E-book Publishing

Booktango home page

‘[W]hile everyone won’t be successful, everyone will have the opportunity to be successful,’ says Author Solutions’ Keith Ogorek of emerging self-publishers.

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What Makes a Children’s Book Great? We Have Some Answers

Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson speaks about what makes a children's book great

Publishing Perspectives’ inaugural children’s book conference offered up some fascinating answers to the question of what makes for a truly great kid’s book.

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Books Have a Bright Future, Just Not Like You Expect

Chris Rechtsteiner is already looking toward the future.

As in all things, form follows function, and the function of reading is being disrupted by convenience of consumption and construction, changing the book.

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Argentine Survey Picks Top 50 People in Spanish-Language Publishing

Daniel Divinsky, left, receiving the Cultural Career Award in Buenos Aires earlier this year.

A Buenos Aires Book Fair survey names ‘the 50 publishing professionals whose actions have had the strongest impact on their colleagues over the last years.’

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Publishers Beware! More Creative Destruction on the Way

Martin Levin

The digital transition in publishing could mean unlikely business acquisitions are in store for major publishers by tech giants like Apple.

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Discoverability and the New World of Book PR

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Tips on how authors can use existing online tools and media outreach to sell more books, from publicity experts Barbara Henricks and Rusty Shelton.

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