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Frenemies: An Amazon Story of Courtship

Amazon recently announced the Amazon Source collaboration proposal for independent bookstores , “empower[ing][ them] to sell Kindle e-readers and tablets in their stores” by offering a discount on the...

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Amazon vs Hachette: Will There Be a Winner?

Negotiations between Amazon and Hachette continue, with no set agreement in the works. Many are calling Amazon a bully for forcing publishers to agree to contracts on Amazon’s terms. However, as one of...

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Ursula LeGuin Stirs Things Up at National Book Awards

On November 19, 2014, the 65th annual National Book Awards took place. Many in the literary world were present, and those that were are grateful for  Youtube. The night’s most scandalous moment was...

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Building a Bypass: Libraries, Amazon, and Indie Authors

Libraries, despite some strides toward a reasonable solution, still struggle with the cost of e-books. Regardless of the clear data showing the benefit of libraries lending an author’s work in print,...

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Paper Books Making a Comeback

Many of us remember the plot in the movie You’ve Got Mail. Big business comes in and kills the local bookstore (and apparently there was a romance in there also). We see it in many facets of life and...

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Amazon Books – Another Turn in the Spiral?

I cannot be the only person unsurprised that book-selling giant Amazon has gone bricks and mortar with Amazon Books. If you have not heard, they currently have bookstores in Seattle, San Francisco, and...

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