Winter Institute 11: Authors United Still Wants DoJ Probe of Amazon

“The central problem is still with us,” Authors United founder Douglas Preston said, referring to Amazon, at a Winter Institute session called Authors, Agents, and Booksellers--United for a Fair Marketplace. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors United asks DOJ for Amazon probe

Campaign group Authors United has written to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to ask it to investigate Amazon, which it says has “gained unprecedented power over America’s market for books”. The letter, signed by 575 authors including Scott Turow, Nelson DeMille and Nora Roberts and submitted... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Winter Institute 11: Report Finds $1 Billion Tax Gap Caused by Amazon

The American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics released a report on the devastating impact of online retailing on American communities in terms of lost state and local tax revenues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2016: Authors and Books to Watch for at WI 11

A selection of adult and children’s authors to meet at this year’s Winter Institute—and what makes their books notable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Children's Authors and Books to Watch for at Winter Institute 13

We’ve gathered a selection of children’s and YA authors to meet at this year’s Winter Institute, will take place January 22–25 in Memphis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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WI12: Stellar Authors To Headline Winter Institute

Roxane Gay, Lesley Stahl, Ann Patchett, and Kim Scott talk about diversity and the business of bookselling. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 2016: Children's Authors, Presses, Books Share the Stage

While the focus was primarily on the offerings for adult readers among the 625 booksellers attending this year's Winter Institute, children's publishers and authors also took their turns in the limelight at the annual gathering of publishers' reps, authors, and booksellers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11 in Photos

Booksellers and publishers met up in Denver, Colo., from Jan. 23-26, for the 11th annual ABA Winter Institute. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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At Authors United Event, a Call to Bust Amazon 'Monopoly'

If Amazon’s business practices continue unchecked the result could be a “nuclear winter” for book publishing, said Smashwords founder Mark Coker during a Jan. 27 event called Amazon’s Book Monopoly—A Threat to Freedom of Expression? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 11: Small Presses Take the Spotlight on Day Three

On the final day of the show, small and university presses promoted their offerings to booksellers at a luncheon and closing reception. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11: Kwame Alexander Becomes the 'Say Yes Guy' at the Show

"I'm the 'say yes guy,' the inspiration guy," said Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medalist for 'The Crossover,' on the third and final day of WI 11 in Denver, at a breakfast keynote. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Storm Jonas No Match for Winter Institute 11

Despite the weather, the Denver bookseller gathering had few cancellations, and the tone has been upbeat in the wake of what ABA president Betsy Burton called “an absolutely record-breaking year for many stores.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Winter Institute 11: Town Hall Looks at Bookselling’s Big Questions

Minimum wage, selling used books, a better search engine, financing for new booksellers, and an ongoing conversation on race and class were among booksellers' concerns. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Authors United to Host Amazon Discussion

The author advocacy group critical of Amazon known as Authors United has joined with the Authors Guild to host a discussion about the retailer’s power and influence in the book trade. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors United event to discuss Amazon's 'misuse of power'

Campaign group Authors United is set to hold an event to discuss Amazon’s “enormous market power” and the "misuse" of that power, in Washington DC next week. The event, to be held on Wednesday 27th January at the New American Foundation, is entitled Amazon's Book Monopoly: A Threat to Freedom... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Leading authors call for government probe of Amazon's 'damaging' power

Malcolm Gladwell and Ursula Le Guin lead call to US justice department to investigate its ‘monopoly as a seller of books’Authors including Malcolm Gladwell, Ursula Le Guin, Michael Chabon and Ann Patchett are putting their names to a letter attacking Amazon’s “abuse of its dominance in the world... Continue reading at The Guardian

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US: authors ask DOJ to investigate Amazon

Author protest group Authors United is asking authors to sign a letter to the US Justice Department, asking it "to examine Amazon's control of the book market." The letter has been drafted with the help of the Authors Guild. Meanwhile both the American Booksellers Association and the Association... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors, Booksellers & Agents Call for DoJ to Investigate Amazon

Days before Amazon celebrates its 20th anniversary, Authors United is asking authors to sign a letter to the DoJ for an investigation of Amazon, and ABA submitted a similar request on Monday. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Winter Institute 2015: Authors and Books to Watch For at WI 10

More than 80 writers will participate in the Tuesday and Wednesday evening author receptions (February 10 and 11). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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