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Lemony Snicket Rallies Support for Indie Bookstores

Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler suggests that authors should pick an independent bookstore close to where they live and sign books for them to sell.

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Amazon’s International Treasure Hunt

Sarah Jane Gunther of AmazonCrossing

In just four years, the Seattle giant has become one of the leading publishers of translated fiction in the United States. And now, it is working on Germany.

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When Publishing Begins to Look Like a Bad Relationship

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

On the eve of the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders if publishers, booksellers, and authors need to closely examine their relationships with each other.

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Amazon Announces Crowdsourced Publishing Program

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There’s a new crowdsourced publishing program from Amazon “which is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name.”

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Downton Abbey as Metaphor for the Publishing Industry

Character reading Kindle

Amazon Kindle is now a ‘proud sponsor’ of Downton Abbey. And it suits, as the show’s story arc reflects the current dynamic in the publishing business.

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The Invisible Growth in the Industry…or WYSIATI

Judith Appelbaum

BISG award-winner Judith Appelbaum reflects on changes in the industry and explains why the lack of statistics on self-publishing is misleading us all.

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The Publisher Who Said “No” to Amazon

Randall White

Randall White, CEO of the Educational Development Corp, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, explains why he pulled all his company’s 2,000 titles from Amazon.com.

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Neal Pollack Speaks Out in Defense of Amazon

Neal Pollack

In an article on Slate called In Defense of Amazon, author Neal Pollack thanks the much criticized company for resuscitating his career, arguing Amazon is a lifeline for writers.

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Amazon in Brazil and the Tropical Agency Model

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Amazon’s negotiations with publishers in Brazil have led to surreal pricing, while some advocate for passing a fixed-price law to defend against the Americans.

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With Print, Amazon Challenges Brazil’s Bookselling Establishment

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The Seattle giant has started selling print books in Brazil, demanding good metadata and creating better customer service. This move could raise the bar for the rest of the Brazilian book industry.

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