Over 900 Authors Sign Open Letter to Amazon

Authors United, the loosely knit group of authors who joined forces to formally ask Amazon to end its sales terms dispute with Hachette Books, is preparing to run a full-page ad in Sunday's "New York Times." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-08-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Pen Open Letter to Amazon About Hachette Dispute

Two weeks ago bestselling author Douglas Preston began quietly circulating a letter to other writers that encourages readers to write to Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US Authors Guild Opens First Regional Chapters and Amazon Author-Complaint Resolution

Following its deployment of a traveling team of workshop leaders, the Authors Guild opens a round of regional chapters. It also has just opened a new author-complaint resolution service in direct cooperation with Amazon.com. The post US Authors Guild Opens First Regional Chapters and Amazon... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Thriller author Dean Koontz signs five-book deal with Amazon

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Open letter on author earnings

The Society of Authors' Nicola Solomon and The Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society's Owen Atkinson pen a letter to the PA's Stephen Lotinga on author earnings. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon is opening a store across the street from Nashville’s Parnassus Books, because Amazon is bad.

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Amazon-Dissenting Authors Form 'Authors United'

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Two Indie Bookstores In Chicago Closed Their Doors Right After They Opened—and These Authors Are Trying to Help

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Amazon signs memoir on surviving depression by Amanda Prowse and her son

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The Ghost Writer: An Author Imagines a Letter From Her Late Grandmother

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has a surprisingly personal reason for opening a bookstore in the age of Amazon

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Boris Johnson urged to support creative industries in open letter

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