New Amazon Buy Button Program Draws Ire of Publishers, Authors

Industry members claim the program, which allows third-party re-sellers to win the main buy button on book pages, has the potential to "decimate authors' and publishers' earnings," especially on backlist books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers Are Urged to Monitor Amazon Buy Buttons

The e-tailer's year-old strategy of letting third party sellers compete for buy buttons is here to stay. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy

Authors' and publishers' groups are protesting a change in Amazon's third-party sales policy. The retailer says it's in line with 'the rest of Amazon.' The post Authors Guild Joins Warnings on Amazon’s Buy-Button Book Sales Policy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon returns pre-order ‘buy’ buttons after 48-hour hiatus

Amazon’s “buy" pre-order buttons have been returned for upcoming titles, after they were removed from not-yet-published books for two days to prioritise stocking other high-demand items during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers Look Beyond the Buy Button to Capitalize on Affiliate Revenue

Affiliate marketing is no longer a side-hustle for publishers, netting only a few pennies on the dollar when readers click a buy button. As online shopping behaviors have matured, retailers have been increasing their spend in areas beyond search and display advertising. This systemic change is... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-09-23 15:03:40 UTC ]
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Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Buy Buttons Among Big Topics at BISG Meeting

The Book Industry Study Group devoted a large portion of its annual meeting held Monday to supply chain issues, with the relatively new phenomenon of third party resellers on Amazon being able to win buy buttons an issue panelists expressed particular concern about. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Alleges Violations by KDP Authors, Publishers

Amazon has filed arbitration complaints against five individuals who it claims offered services to KDP authors and publishers intended to help them manipulate the reading platform for financial gain. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Buy-Button Change Raises Alarms, Questions

Publishers are concerned that the recently enacted policy will cut into sales, questioning the sources of “new” books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Controversial Africa memoir draws fire for Louise Linton, actress, self-published author and Trump dining companion

Until last week, Louise Linton was a little-known Scottish actress living in California, whose most prominent roles were guest spots in the television shows "CSI: NY" and "Cold Case" and the movies "Intruder" and "Cabin Fever." Now, thanks to a self-published memoir she wrote about her... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Amazon May Pay Self-Published Authors No More Than $0.006 Per Page Read

So much for writing short.Last month, Amazon took a page out of Spotify's playbook, electing to start paying its self-published authors by the page rather than per download. The new model was put into action Wednesday—and it looks like the e-commerce giant may now pay writers no more than $0.006... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon set to pay self-published authors as little as $0.006 per page read

Writers of shorter works could lose out on revenue as company’s Kindle Owners Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited no longer pay per copy downloadedSelf-published authors could be paid as little as $0.006 per page read under new rules planned by Amazon.Writers who make their works available... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-07-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Publishing buys Russell trio

Amazon Publishing has acquired three books by Leigh Russell, who has previously been published by independent No Exit Press. Russell’s Journey to Death and two further titles will be published by Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing’s crime imprint. Senior editor Emilie Marneur bought world... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Announces Crowdsourced Publishing Program

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." Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon Shares Details on Crowdsourced Publishing Program

In an email to authors, Amazon officials shared more details on its recently announced American Idol-style crowdsourced publishing platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Launching New Crowdsourcing Publishing Program

After rumblings surfaced that Amazon is creating a new crowd-sourcing publishing platform, the e-tailer has confirmed that the new program is "in the works." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon vs Hachette: readers and authors take sides in publishing dispute

The tussle between Amazon and the publishing conglomerate has been raging since spring. Heres an update on the fightA corporate boxing match broke from the ring and swelled into all-out rumpus last weekend, as readers and authors took sides in Amazon and Hachettes fight over the publishing... Continue reading at The Guardian

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As Amazon slugs it out with the big publishers, authors are left cowering | Adam Fletcher & Paul Hawkins

And whoever comes out on top, you can bet the poor old writer won't be any better offA few weeks ago, we published a book called Denglisch for Better Knowers, a (hopefully) humorous book about how the English language could be improved by taking new words and concepts from German. Like "ear... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reddit Draws Readers, Authors, Publishers

For anyone struggling with choosing the perfect literary present this holiday season, there’s a large, vocal, and opinionated group that just might be able to help: the more than one million subscribers to the Books category on Reddit, the popular social media Web site. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon's Kindle Worlds fan fiction publisher draws mixed reactions

Some see Amazon's Kindle Worlds fan fiction publishing platform as a great marketing move, while others are wary of Amazon's ownership of ideas. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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