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 Author-Complaint Resolution appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Julian Barnes: opening up Man Booker to US authors is 'daft'

Julian Barnes has reignited the debate over the Man Booker Prize rule changes, calling the decision to allow American authors to compete "straightforwardly daft". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's drone workshop opened to Cambridge schoolchildren

A group of Cambridge schoolchildren have been given access to Amazon's drone development laboratory in the city, in a tour described as the first of its kind in the world.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-10-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon appears to be considering opening more brick-and-mortar stores selling groceries and apparel

Amazon’s keen on both fashion and retail — and whether those interests ever intersect could help shape the next leg of the digital retail revolution. The Seattle-based Amazon has already opened two bookstores (three more are on the way) and multiple pop-up mall kiosks. Now the endless aisle... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Adds Membership Level for 'Emerging Writers'

Responding to what it says is the "new economy of publishing," the Authors Guild has introduced a new membership level that is "open to all devoted writers actively pursuing publication." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Books store opens in Southern California

Amazon Books, the e-commerce giant’s seemingly incongruous bricks-and-mortar venture, is now open in San Diego. The store marks the company’s second foray into offline retail. The 3,500-square-foot shop at a mall in the University City neighborhood premiered with little fanfare Sept. 7 and is... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Opening a Physical Bookstore in Chicago

The mega-retailer is moving forward with bricks-and-mortar stores and is planning to open a 7,200 sq. ft. store in the Windy City's Southport Corridor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon to open bookstores in Chicago and Portland

For an independent bookstore, few threats are bigger than Amazon. With its ebook store and brutally competitive print book prices, it can be hard for a family-run business to compete. Well, it's only going to get tougher now that Amazon is expanding... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Japan offices raided by antitrust authorities

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has raided the offices of Amazon in Japan on suspicion of it pressuring retailers to offer products at lower prices than on rival sites, Reuters has reported. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Backs 'Small Claims' Copyright Bill

The bill seeks to help copyright owners who do not have the resources to pursue federal copyright claims. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Constantine Leaving the Authors Guild

Jan Constantine will step down as the legal counsel of the Authors Guild at the end of April, just a few days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Guild's appeal in its copyright infringement lawsuit against Google. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild denied appeal to stop Google scanning books

The US Authors Guild’s appeal against the earlier ruling that allows the tech giant to scan millions of books under ‘fair use’ has been rejected by the Supreme CourtA long-running face-off between the US Authors Guild and Google over the search engine’s scanning of millions of books was brought... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon confirms second bookshop opening

Amazon is opening a second physical bookshop this summer, it has been confirmed, after new signage was spotted outside the shop’s future premises at open air shopping centre Westfield UTC in San Diego, California.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon To Open Another Brick-And-Mortar Bookstore In San Diego

After debuting its first physical bookstore in Seattle last year, Amazon is expanding its footprint with a second location.Amazon is building a second brick-and-mortar bookstore in a San Diego mall, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, with plans to open the store this summer. The new location... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon's Second Bricks and Mortar to Open in San Diego

After opening its first physical bookstore last year in Seattle, Amazon is opening a second bricks and mortar outpost in San Diego, Calif. 'The San Diego Union Tribune' reported that the new store will open this summer. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hell, yeah, Amazon should open more bookstores

There is collective head-scratching across the InterWebs about a Wall Street Journal report that Amazon will open as many as 300, or even 400, stores selling books. The company's massive success selling ebooks and the cost and selection advantages of warehousing their physical counterparts make... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2016-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Is Amazon Opening More Bookstores? It's Hiring Booksellers.

While the mall operator who said on Tuesday that Amazon intends to open up to 400 bookstores is backtracking, the tech giant has posted job openings for several bookstore positions in the San Diego/La Jolla area. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild Gets Support in Google Case

Malcolm Gladwell and Ursula K. Le Guin, are among those supporting the Authors Guild’s bid to have the Supreme Court review its case against Google. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

After putting booksellers out of business, Amazon is set to open its own retail chain.Amazon, the online retailer that killed off so many independent bookshops, is getting ready to launch its own brick-and-mortar book chain. According to the Wall Street Journal, the CEO of a major mall operator,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2016-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon Rumored to Be Opening 400 Bookstores

In discussing fourth quarter results, the CEO of one of the country's largest mall operators said it is his understanding that Amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors Guild's Paul Aiken Dead at Age 56

Paul Aiken, the former long-time executive director of the Authors Guild, died Friday January 29, one day shy of his 57th birthday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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