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Amazon Explains Why It Thinks $9.99 is the Right Price for Ebooks

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On the Kindle forum, Amazon said it wants to price most eBooks at $9.99, claiming lower prices will sell more books and return more money to authors. Many disagree.

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RWA 2014: Sexy Swag and the “World’s Biggest Book Signing”

The room featuring free promotional items proved popular with fans.

The Romance Writers of America conference offered endless opportunities for fans, aspirants, and bestselling authors to interact and self-promote.

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Amazon vs. Hachette: Are You Buying Less?

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In a survey, Codex Group reports 39% were aware of the Amazon/Hachette dispute — and 7.5% are buying less from Amazon. Are you?

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Hotels and Bookstores: A Potent Cocktail?

Taschen Bookstore inside the Joule Hotel in Dallas, Texas (Photo: Jonathan Zizzo)

Several high-end book publishers have made forays into hotel retail and hotels are adding lobby libraries, but are these merely pleasant redundancies?

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Publishing Picasso in the “Infinite Real Estate of Digital”

MoMA Picasso Ebook

After 18 months clearing rights, at a cost of some $25k, the Museum of Modern Art has put out the first interactive ebook featuring the work of Picasso.

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MoMA on Marketing Art Books and Reaching Enthusiasts

Charles Kim, Associate Publisher, Museum of Modern Art

Marketing museum and art books offers you an unique opportunity to tap into existing audiences who have already demonstrated an enthusiasm for your product.

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Polish Book Chains Re-imagine Stores, Expand to Small Cities

Matras Store

Poland’s two largest bookstore chains, Matras and Empik, are adding new services and plan vast expansions amid a shrinking number of independent bookstores.

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Egyptian, Syrian Islamic Publishers Stay Faithful to Market

Farouk Zidan

Egypt, where book sales have fallen by 50%, has given a home to several Syrian Islamic publishers who say the faithful need them as much now as before.

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Amazon Appeals Directly to Hachette’s Authors

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has gone directly to authors ‘hoping to gain hearts and minds – and leverage’ in its dispute with Hachette.

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Al Manhal Arabic Education E-publisher Goes Paperback via Amazon

Al Manhal

Al Manhal, the UAE-based Arabic digital education publisher, now offers paperback editions of its books worldwide via Amazon marketplace.

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