Top-Authors Lobby for Long-Term Strategy Against Amazon

Numerous top authors are enlisting fellow writers to formulate a "long-term" strategy to combat Amazon's dominance of the market, writes The Bookseller. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-07-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Authors United' promises long-term Amazon strategy

Authors United, the group of writers who signed a letter calling on Amazon to resolve its dispute... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Smart: 'publishers do invest long-term in authors'

Ebury m.d. Rebecca Smart said that traditional publishers need to “shout from the rooftops” more about the value and investment they provide for authors. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Desmond Elliott prize reminds us that authors need long-term support

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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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The Rundown: Google AMP has short-term appeal but potential long-term costs

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Amazon-Dissenting Authors Form 'Authors United'

As HBG's dispute with the e-tailer continues, authors are starting to prepare for the long haul by forming their own organization. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Review: With 'Yerba Buena,' a top L.A. author of queer YA romance is all grown up

Nina LaCour's first novel for adults, "Yerba Buena," follows a promising and complicated lesbian love story in the mold of Sarah Waters. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Deborah James’s second and final book tops Amazon chart ahead of publication

The columnist and podcaster’s How to Live When You Could Be Dead is out in August heads the bestsellers listPre-orders of Deborah James’s second book have soared within days of it becoming available. The podcast host’s memoir-cum-self-help volume is topping the Amazon UK bestsellers list, ahead... Continue reading at The Guardian

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'Bigger and bigger': Amazon attains top spot for UK adspend in 2021

Nielsen documented a 20% increase in adspend in 2021 following previous 17% decline. Continue reading at Media Week

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Donaldson reigns supreme as backlist surge sees new authors make top 50

Once again the children’s writer Julia Donaldson tops the year-end ranking of writers through Nielsen, but a rise in sales of backlist titles saw a number of authors with large oeuvres make an appearance. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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‘Still a long way from being realized’: A Q&A with author and metaverse inventor Neal Stephenson

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Amazon Charts: The Couple at No 9 moves into the top

Claire Douglas' The Couple at No 9 (Penguin) has leapfrogged Richard Osman's The Man Who Died Twice (Penguin) to hit the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Charts: One August Night sails into the top

Victoria Hislop's One August Night (Headline) has climbed 15 places to hit the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one spot, as its Kindle price dropped to 99p. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amazon Charts: King and Jane's Patisserie rise to the top

Jane Dunn's Jane's Patisserie (Ebury) and Stephen King's Billy Summers (Hodder & Stoughton) have topped Amazon's Most-Sold: Non-Fiction and Most-Sold: Fiction rankings respectively. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Author Szereto 'horrified and angry' over Amazon fake e-book scam

American author Mitzi Szereto says she has been plagued by fake pornographic e-books listed under her name on Amazon in a similar scam to one which previously targeted commercial women’s writers in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The cultural program at this year’s Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, curated by the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, features a strong roster of writers from the Arab world. (Sponsored) By Publishing Perspectives Staff s Publishing Perspectives readers will remember, the Emirates... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Amazon Charts: Twochubbycubs swipe up to the top

James and Paul Anderson's Twochubbycubs: Fast and Filling (Yellow Kite) has zoomed straight to the top of the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction chart.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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As Revenue Tops $380 Billion, Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, will hand over the CEO duties to Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services, this summer. The company reported that sales in the year jumped 38% over 2019, to $386.1 million, and earnings skyrocketed 84%. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon Charts: A Promised Land puts down roots at the top

Barack Obama's A Promised Land (Penguin) has once again charted top of both the Amazon Most-Sold and Most-Read: Non-Fiction charts, as it claimed a third week as the UK Official Top 50 number one through Nielsen BookScan's TCM. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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