Amazon is clever, and show why it knows how to sell books. The opening of Amazon’s first bricks and mortar store in Seattle is news, but it is not earth shattering. With its market dominance in books and ebooks, it makes sense for Amazon to take advantage of the loss (destruction?) of physical bookstores over the last 20 years. What is
I need a publisher! Be wary of small publishers offering you more than they can deliver. In the last week or so, I have received more than my usual number of messages and emails from authors who have run into disagreement, problems, or are having serious doubts about their publishers. This is no surprise really, as the benefits of having a publisher
Typos in ebooks really annoy readers Typos happen in any book, but I was very pleased to get an email from Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) today, pointing out that they had found three typos in one of my books. Hello, We’re writing to let you know that readers have reported a problem in your book. There are some words in your
Many readers prefer ebooks, so why keep debating the issue? The debate about whether readers prefer ebooks over books rages on in the media. Quite honestly, though, I have to ask, why? It is as it mainstream media thinks it is at war with ebooks, or more likely, with Amazon. Hardly a day goes by without an article or two on
Google Books Piracy Continues Unabated Media exposure of rampant Google Books piracy has been going on for so long one should think that Google would have taken some simple remedial measures by now. But no, judging from this recent article in the NYT, Rousting the Book Pirates From Google, not a lot has changed. Google is still doing very little to protect authors.