Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Author accuses Harper Collins of …

Posted to Amazon by author Carl Ashmore: Hi guys, I thought I’d make you aware of a recent situation I’ve found myself in. In July 2010, I gained a gold star for my children’s book The Time Hunters (Book 1 of the acclaimed series for children of all ages) on …

Professional versus Unprofessional Publishing

Professional versus Unprofessional Publishing

The distinction now is no longer between “traditional publishing” versus “self-publishing.” The distinction now is between professional versus unprofessional publishing. My first 10 books were done unprofessionally. Even the ones with the big publishing houses. They will probably hate me now. I hope not. I really like the people I …

The Possible Death of Agency Pricing

The Possible Death of Agency Pricing

Agency Pricing seems to be dying. Agency as we knew it is on its death bed. Penguin titles are now being discounted by retailers and the rest of Penguin Random House titles will soon follow. – Agency Dead? Penguin Ebooks Discounted Some say this is a good thing. “The consumer …

Advantage Amazon after Apple Ruling

Advantage Amazon after Apple Ruling

    The verdict in the Apple case might have been a foregone conclusion, telegraphed by the judge herself, but it emphatically underlined how the traditional players in the book business have been upended. Only Amazon, led by Mr. Bezos, seems to have a plan. He is executing it with …

Ruling in Apple E-book Case: Orchestrated Conspiracy

Ruling in Apple E-book Case: Orchestrated Conspiracy

A federal judge on Wednesday found that Apple violated antitrust law in helping raise the retail price of e-books, saying the company “played a central role in facilitating and executing” a conspiracy with five big publishers. “Without Apple’s orchestration of this conspiracy, it would not have succeeded as it did …

Author Billboard : SEX and EGO DEATH

Author Billboard : SEX and EGO DEATH

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Author Gregor Reti is making a personal attack on the egos and lifestyles of shoppers on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, by raising funds for an inflammatory billboard that reads, “SEX and EGO DEATH: How exciting is your sex life?” Local storekeepers are already …

20th Anniversary Chicken Soup for the Soul in Digital

20th Anniversary Chicken Soup for the Soul in Digital

NEW YORK, July 9, 2013  — , with 20 bonus stories from today’s thought leaders, including Deepak Chopra, surgeon, author, and television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz, small-business expert Tory Johnson, and happiness expert Robert Holden. The Chicken Soup for the Soul library has become the bestselling trade paperback series in …