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Amazon Publishing France: How Will the French Respond?

Is Clement Monjou the smiling assassin of French publishing? Non!

The Amazon Publishing France has hired its first employee, Clément Monjou, who will start by publishing a pair of translations under the Crossing imprint.

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Confessions of a Gay Erotica Writer in the Era of Indie Publishing

photo m.p. rey

Self-published gay erotica writer M.P. Rey reveals his joy at moving from the dusty shelves of hidden rainbow-flag bookstores to better status on Amazon.

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Survey: Traditional Publishing is for Men, Self-Publishing is for Women


The Guardian reviews the results of a survey that suggests ‘self-publishing helps women break through the book industry’s glass ceiling.’

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Should Europe Develop a Pan-European Ebook Platform?


Is a pan-European ebook platform still a viable option? Or has ebook platform development progressed so far that it has rendered the point moot?

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In Search of the Chinese Super Consumer

China's Super Consumers

With 800 million consumers, China is a huge opportunity and entertainment is one of the top categories, but you need to know how to market to them.

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Will Amazon Prime Now Hurt Manhattan Bookstores?

Amazon Prime Now Manhattan

Amazon has made its Prime Now one-hour delivery service available in Manhattan, and the service includes books. How will it impact B&N and other bookstores?

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Bad News for Kindle Unlimited in France?

Fleur Pellerin, French Minister of Culture and Communication (Photo: ActuaLitté)

France is once again putting pressure on Amazon, this time through ebook subscription. Ironically, France’s homegrown subscription services may suffer more.

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Amazon Pursues Education Market with Kindle Textbook Creator

Selling ebooks from your own site may seem first.

Amazon has launched a new tool for authors to create and sell digital textbooks. But there are questions about royalty rates on higher priced e-textbooks.

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Amazon Says It’s “Healthy” to Give Publishers, Authors Choice

Russ Grandinetti, VP of Kindle Content

Interviewed at DBW, Amazon’s Russ Grandinetti argued that the company’s ecosystem is ‘healthy,’ and aligned with the interests of publishers and authors.

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Global Ebook Retailers Race to Beat Amazon into Latin America

Manuel Dávila of Ghandi

Global Spanish-language ebook retailers are racing to capture Latin American readers and bolster ebook sales before Amazon makes a big push into the region.

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